Material Safety Data Sheet:
Section 1: Product Information and Company Identification
Section 2: Composition and Information on Elements
ASTM B 418 Type II
ASTM B 418 Type I
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects:
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.
Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical condition.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get
medical attention if irritation occurs.
Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emol ient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Serious Skin Contact:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large
quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a col ar, tie, belt or waistband.
Material Safety Data Sheet:
Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product:
: 480°C (896°F)
Products of Combustion:
Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of open flames and sparks, of heat, of oxidizing
materials, of acids, of alkalis, of moisture.
Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available. Risks of
explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions:
Flammable solid. SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder. LARGE FIRE: Use water spray or fog. Cool
containing vessels with water jet in order to prevent pressure build-up, auto-ignition or explosion.
Special Remarks on Fire Hazards:
Zinc + NaOH causes ignition. Oxidation of zinc by potassium proceeds with incandescence. Residues from zinc
dust /acetic acid reduction operations may ignite after long delay if discarded into waste bins with paper. Incandescent reaction when Zinc and Arsenic or Tel urium, or Selenium are combined. When hydrazine mononitrate is heated in contact with zinc, a flaming decomposition occurs at temperatures a
Contact with acids and alkali hydroxides (sodium hydroxide, postasium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, etc.) results in evolution of hydrogen with sufficient heat of reaction to ignite the hydrogen gas.
Zinc foil ignites if traces of moisture are present.
It is water reactive and produces flammable gases on contact with water. It may ignite on contact with water or moist air.
Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards:
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Use appropriate tools to put the spil ed solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the
contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Flammable solid that, in contact with water, emits flammable gases. Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not
touch spil ed material. Cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if
needed. Eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance on disposal. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow evacuating through the sanitary system.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not breathe dust. Keep away
from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis, moisture.
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, wel -ventilated area. Keep from any possible contact with water. Do not allow water to
get into container because of violent reaction.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended
exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
Splash goggles. Ful suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should
be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.
Material Safety Data Sheet:
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance:
Solid. (Lustrous solid. Metal solid.)
pH (1% soln/water):
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.:
Ionicity (in Water):
Insoluble in cold water, hot water, methanol, diethyl ether,
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
Conditions of Instability:
Excess heat, incompatible materials, moisture
Incompatibility with various substances:
Reactive with oxidizing agents, acids, alkalis. Slightly reactive to reactive with moisture. The product may
react violently with water to emit flammable but non toxic gases.
Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Reactivity:
Incompatible with acids, halogenated hydrocarbons, NH4NO3, barium oxide, Ba(NO3)2, Cadmium, CS2, chlorates,
Cl2, CrO3, F2, Hydroxylamine, Pb(N3)2, MnCl2, HNO3, performic acid, KClO3, KNO3, N2O2, Selenium, NaClO3, Na2O2, Sulfur, Te, water, (NH4)2S, As2O3, CS2, CaCl2, chlorinated rubber, catalytic metals, halocarbons, o-nitroanisole, nitrobenzene, non metals, oxidants, paint primer base,
pentacarbonoyliron, transition metal halides, seleninyl bromide, HCl, H2SO4, (Mg +Ba(NO3)2 +BaO2), (ethyl acetoacetate +tribromoneopentyl alcohol. Contact with Alkali Hydroxides(Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, etc) results in evolution of hydrogen. Ammonium nitrate +
zinc + water causes a violent reaction with evolution of steam and zinc oxide. May react with water.
Special Remarks on Corrosivity:
Wil not occur.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry:
Toxicity to Animals:
Chronic Effects on Humans:
Other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals:
Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans:
Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans:
Acute Potential Health Effects:
May cause skin irritation. Dermal exposure to zinc may produce leg pains, fatigue, anorexia and weight loss.
May cause eye irritation.
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause digestive tract irritation with tightness in throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrheal, loss of appetite,
alaise, abdominal pain. fever, and chil s. May affect behaviour/central nervous system and autonomic nervous system with ataxia, lethargy, staggering
gait, mild derangement in cerebel ar function, light headiness, dizziness, irritability, muscular stiffness, and pain. May also affect blood.
Inhalation of zinc dust or fumes may cause respiratory tract and mucous membrane irritation with cough and chest pain. It can also cause
"metal fume fever", a flu-like condition characterized appearance of chil s, headache fever, maliase, fatigue, sweating, extreme thirst, aches in the legs
and chest, and difficulty in breathing. A sweet taste may also be present in metal fume fever, as wel as a dry throat, aches, nausea, and vomiting, and pale grey cyanosis.
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been ful y investigated.
Material Safety Data Sheet:
Section 12: Ecological Information
BOD5 and COD:
Products of Biodegradation:
Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise.
Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation:
Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation:
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
Aluminium is considered stable under normal handling conditions. Keep Zinc metal clean and dry during transport.
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