ZINC OXIDE

1 Identification of substance:

·         Product details:
·         Product name: Zinc oxide
·         Stock number: 261120
·         Manufacturer/Supplier:NILE CHEMICALS

2 Composition/Data on components:

·         Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)
Zinc oxide (CAS# 1314-13-2): 100%

·         Identification number(s):

·         EINECS Number: 215-222-5

3 Hazards identification

·         Hazard description: Xn Harmful

·         Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
R 20 Harmful by inhalation.

·         Classification system

·         HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)

(Hazardous Materials Identification System)

Health (acute effects) = 1
Flammability = 0
Reactivity = 0

4 First aid measures

·         After inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.

·         After skin contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.

·         After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

·         After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

5 Fire fighting measures

·         Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.

·         Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
resulting gases:
In case of fire, the following can be released:
Metal oxide fume

·         Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.

6 Accidental release measures

·         Person-related safety precautions:
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation

·         Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

·         Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.

·         Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.

7 Handling and storage


·         Handling

·         Information for safe handling:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.

·         Information about protection against explosions and fires:
No special measures required.


·         Storage

·         Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.

·         Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required.

·         Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

8 Exposure controls and personal protection

·         Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:

Zinc oxide
ACGIH TLV 5; 10-STEL (fume)
10 (dust)
Belgium TWA 5; 10-STEL (fume)
Denmark TWA 4
Finland TWA 5 (fume)
France TWA 5 (fume)
10 (dust)
Hungary TWA 5
Netherlands TWA 5
Poland TWA 5; 10-STEL (fume)
Sweden TWA 5
Switzerland TWA 5
United Kingdom TWA 5; 10-STEL (fume)
USA PEL 5 (respirable dust)
10 (total dust)
5 (fume)

·         Additional information: No data


·         Personal protective equipment

·         General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.

·         Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.

·         Protection of hands: Impervious gloves

·         Eye protection: Safety glasses

·         Body protection: Protective work clothing.

9 Physical and chemical properties:

·         General Information


·         Form: Powder

·         Color: White

·         Odor: Odorless

·         Value/Range Unit Method

·         Change in condition

·         Melting point/Melting range: 1975 ° C

·         Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined

·         Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined


·         Flash point: Not applicable


·         Ignition temperature: Not determined


·         Decomposition temperature: Not determined


·         Danger of explosion:
Product does not present an explosion hazard.


·         Explosion limits:

·         Lower: Not determined

·         Upper: Not determined


·         Vapor pressure: Not determined


·         Density: at 20 ° C 5.606 g/cm³


·         Solubility in / Miscibility with

·         Water: Insoluble

10 Stability and reactivity

·         Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.

·         Materials to be avoided:
Alkali metals
Alkaline earth metals

·         Dangerous reactions Reacts with various metals

·         Dangerous products of decomposition:
No dangerous decomposition products known
Metal oxide fume

11 Toxicological information

·         Acute toxicity:
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
Oral: LD50: 7950 mg/kg (mus)
LD50: >8437 mg/kg (rat)
LDLo: 500 mg/kg (hmn)
Inhalative: LC50: 2500 mg/m3 (mus)
Irritation of skin: mild: 500 mg/24H (rbt)
Irritation of eyes: mild: 500 mg/24H (rbt)

·         Primary irritant effect:

·         on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.

·         on the eye: Irritating effect.

·         Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.

·         Other information (about experimental toxicology):
Reproductive effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with bacteria.
Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.

·         Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Zinc containing fumes may cause metal fume fever. Effects include dry throat, metallic taste, chest pain, dyspnea, rales and dry cough. Several hours later, chills may occur with lassitude, malaise, fatigue, headache, back pain, muscle cramps, blurred vision, nausea, fever, perspiration, vomiting and leukocytosis.

·         Subacute to chronic toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) reports the following effects in laboratory animals:
Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration - dyspnea.
Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration - other changes.
Lung, Thorax, or Respiration - cough.
Lung, Thorax, or Respiration - changes in lung weight.
Biochemical - Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels - dehydrogenases.
Biochemical - Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels - other enzymes.
Biochemical - Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels - phosphatases.
Nutritional and Gross Metabolic - weight loss or decreased weight gain.
Blood - changes in serum composition.
Behavioral - changes in motor activity (specific assay).
Reproductive - Effects on Newborn - growth statistics (e.g.%, reduced weight gain).
Endocrine - changes in growth hormone.
Endocrine - evidence of thyroid hypofunction.
Reproductive - Specific Developmental Abnormalities - homeostasis.
Reproductive - Effects on Newborn - stillbirth.

·         Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
EPA-D: Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity: inadequate human and animal evidence of carcinogenicity or no data are available.

12 Ecological information:

·         General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

13 Disposal considerations


·         Product:

·         Recommendation
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.

·         Uncleaned packagings:

·         Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

14 Transport information

Not a hazardous material for transportation.

·         DOT regulations:

·         Hazard class: None

·         Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)

·         ADR/RID class: None

·         Maritime transport IMDG:

·         IMDG Class: None

·         Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:

·         ICAO/IATA Class: None

·         Transport/Additional information:
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.

15 Regulations

·         Product related hazard informations:

·         Hazard symbols: Xn Harmful

·         Risk phrases: 20 Harmful by inhalation.

·         Safety phrases:
9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
36 Wear suitable protective clothing.

·         National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.

·         Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.

16 Other information:

Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees. This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.


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