Material Safety Data Sheet
Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate

ACC# 25580
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate
Catalog Numbers: S71227, S79875, Z0260, Z0265, Z4-12, Z4-212, Z4-500, Z68 3, Z68 500, Z68-3, Z68-500, Z683, Z68500, Z76 3, Z76-3, Z7612, Z763, Z76500
Synonyms:
Sulfuric acid zinc salt (1:1) heptahydrate
Company Identification:

              Fisher Scientific
              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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201-796-7100
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7446-20-0 Zinc sulfate, Heptahydrate 100 unlisted

Hazard Symbols:
XI N
Risk Phrases:
36/38 50/53

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: colourless. Caution! May cause digestive tract irritation. Causes eye and skin irritation. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Target Organs: None.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation.
Skin: Causes skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Not available. None

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: 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.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Antidote: None reported.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures


General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a dry area. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Zinc sulfate, Heptahydrate none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Zinc sulfate, Heptahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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 exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Solid
Appearance: colourless
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:122 deg F
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: Soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:1.96
Molecular Formula:ZnSO4.7H2O
Molecular Weight:287.5314

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Stable.
Conditions to Avoid: Excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: None reported with materials and contaminants which the material may reasonably come into contact.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of sulfur, toxic fumes of zinc oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:
CAS# 7446-20-0: ZH5300000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7446-20-0:
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 2200 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 2150 mg/kg;
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7446-20-0: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data available.

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information found.
Environmental: No information reported.
Physical: No information found.
Other: May be toxic to aquatic organisms; May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

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 - Transport Information

US DOT IATA RID/ADR IMO Canada TDG
Shipping Name: CORROSIVE SOLID, N.O.S. (ZINC SULFATE) ZINC SULFATE
Hazard Class: 8 9.2
UN Number: UN1759 UN9161
Packing Group: II III
Additional Info: REGULATED LIMIT 50 KG

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
CAS# 7446-20-0 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
SARA

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 7446-20-0: acute.
Section 313
This material contains Zinc sulfate, Heptahydrate (listed as ** undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 7446-20-0) 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:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances 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.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
CAS# 7446-20-0 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
XI N
Risk Phrases:

R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause
long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 25 Avoid contact with eyes.
S 60 This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous waste.
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
special instructions/Safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 7446-20-0: 1
Canada
Canada

None of the chemicals in this product are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of E.
CAS# 7446-20-0 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 7446-20-0 (listed as ** undefined **): OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt
:TWA 0.1 mg/m3

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/12/1997
Revision #3 Date: 3/27/2001
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