Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Zinc Chloride
Catalog Numbers: S80247, S80247-1, S802471, T393500, Z0115,
Z0125, Z2, Z31 3, Z31-3, Z313, Z32-12, Z32-212, Z32-500, Z3212, Z32212, Z3250,
Z33 100, Z33 3, Z33 500, Z33 500 001, Z33-100, Z33-3, Z33-500, Z33100, Z333,
Z33500, Z33500 001, Z33500001, Z3412, Z34212
Synonyms: Zinc Butter,
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: C N
Risk Phrases: 34 50/53
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: white. Danger! Corrosive. Contact with skin
causes irritation and possible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause reproductive and fetal effects. Inhalation of
fumes may cause metal-fume fever. May cause severe respiratory and digestive
tract irritation with possible burns. Toxic. Causes severe eye irritation and
Target Organs: Kidneys, pancreas.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause irreversible eye injury. Contact with
eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
Skin: Contact with skin causes irritation and possible
burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe digestive tract burns with abdominal pain,
vomiting, and possible death. May cause corrosion and permanent tissue
destruction of the esophagus and digestive tract. In the Pancreas, may cause
elevated glucose and amylase levels while d epressing the calcium level.
Inhalation: May cause cyanosis (bluish discoloration of
skin due to deficient oxygenation of the blood). May cause severe irritation of
the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath and
delayed lung edema. Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever, which is
characterized by flu-like symptoms with metallic taste, fever, chills, cough,
weakness, chest pain, muscle pain and increased white blood cell count.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause
defatting and dermatitis. May cause reproductive and fetal effects.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid
immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty
of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious
and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately. Remove from
exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
Notes to Physician: Effects may be delayed.
Administration of Calcium Disodium EDTA may be useful in acute poisoning with
its use at the discretion of qualified medical personnel.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by
thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed
containers cool. Substance is noncombustible. Containers may explode in the heat
of a fire. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and
collect in low or confined areas. Contact with metals may evolve flammable
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media
most appropriate for the surrounding fire. Do NOT get water inside containers.
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray. For large
fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or water spray.
Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Avoid runoff into storm sewers and
ditches which lead to waterways. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a
suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty
conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Do not get water inside containers.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Do
not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Discard
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep away from water. Corrosives area. Do not store in metal containers. Keep
containers tightly closed.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep
airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
||1 mg/m3 TWA; 2 mg/m3 STEL
||1 mg/m3 TWA 50 mg/m3 IDLH
||1 mg/m3 TWA
OSHA Vacated PELs: Zinc
chloride: 1 mg/m3 TWA; 2 mg/m3 STEL
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective
eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to
prevent skin exposure. Wear an impervious apron.
respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR §1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2
requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Odor: none reported
Vapor Pressure: .00128 atm @ 42
Evaporation Rate:Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 732 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:293 deg C
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3;
Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, moisture, metals, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents,
moisture, cyanides, sulfides, potassium.
Products: Hydrogen chloride, chlorine, irritating and toxic fumes and gases,
toxic fumes of zinc oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7646-85-7: ZH1400000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 329 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 350
CAS# 7646-85-7: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: Zinc oxide has been observed to cause
morphological transformation in hamster embryos. It has also been observed to
cause stunted growth and other developmental abnormalities.
Effects: Has been observed to cause paternal reproductive effects in rats.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
There is evidence that zinc chloride is a mutagen in humans.
Studies: No data available.
Section 12 -
data available. No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: May be toxic to aquatic organisms; May cause long-term adverse
effects in the aquatic environment.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
||ZINC CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS
Section 15 -
CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CAS# 7646-85-7: final RQ = 1000 pounds (454 kg)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7646-85-7: acute.
contains Zinc chloride (listed as ** undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 7646-85-7) which
is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40
CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any
hazardous air pollutants. This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone
depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance
under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as
Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in
this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
7646-85-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California,
New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
R 34 Causes burns.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms;
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 28 After contact with skin, wash immediately
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
advice immediately (show the label where
S 7/8 Keep container
tightly closed and dry.
S 60 This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment.
special instructions/Safety data sheets.
CAS# 7646-85-7: 1
is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B, E.
CAS# 7646-85-7 is
listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 7646-85-7: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 1 mg/m3 (fume)
USTRALIA:TWA 1 mg/m3;STEL 2 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1
2 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.5 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 1
g/m3 (fume) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 1 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1
mg/m3 (fume) OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-SWEDEN:TWA
mg/m3 (fume) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-THAILAND:TWA 1
mg/m3 (fume) OEL-TURKEY:TWA 1 mg/m3 (fume) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1
mg/m3;STEL 2 mg/m3 (fume OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA che
ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 10/06/2000
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