Material Safety Data Sheet
Zinc chloride

ACC# 25350
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Zinc chloride
Catalog Numbers: AC196840000, AC196840010, AC196840050, AC198940000, AC198945000, AC318170000, AC318170100, AC380130000, AC380130050, AC380130250, AC424590000, AC424592500, AC424595000, NC9598753, S802471, Z31-3, Z32-12, Z32-212, Z32-50, Z32-500, Z33-100, Z33-3, Z33-500, Z34-12, Z34-212
Synonyms:
Zinc butter; Zinc dichloride.
Company Identification:

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

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7646-85-7 Zinc chloride >97 231-592-0

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

Appearance: white to off-white crystalline powder.
Danger! Causes burns by all exposure routes. Harmful if swallowed. Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air). Corrosive to metal.
Target Organs: Respiratory system, gastrointestinal system, eyes, skin, mucous membranes.


Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye burns.
Skin: Causes skin burns.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
Inhalation: Causes chemical burns to the respiratory tract.
Chronic: No information found.

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 imme diately.
Skin: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid immediately. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. If victim is fully conscious, give a cupful of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

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: Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 3; Flammability: 0; Instability: 1

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage


Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Corrosives area. Do not store in metal containers. Store protected from moisture.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection


Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use only under a chemical fume hood.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Zinc chloride 1 mg/m3 TWA (fume); 2 mg/m3 STEL (fume) 1 mg/m3 TWA (fume) 50 mg/m3 IDLH (fume) 1 mg/m3 TWA (fume)

OSHA Vacated PELs: Zinc chloride: 1 mg/m3 TWA
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 prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: A 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 respirator use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Crystalline powder
Appearance: white to off-white
Odor: odorless
pH: 5 (100 g/L aq.sol.)
Vapor Pressure: 1.3 mbar @ 428 deg C
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 732 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:293 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: 432 g/100ml (25C)
Specific Gravity/Density:2.91
Molecular Formula:ZnCl2
Molecular Weight:136.29

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity


Chemical Stability: Hygroscopic: absorbs moisture or water from the air.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Metals, strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information


RTECS#:      
CAS# 7646-85-7: ZH1400000
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7646-85-7:
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 329 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 350 mg/kg;
.

Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7646-85-7: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: Tumorigenic effects have been reported in experimental animals.
Teratogenicity: Teratogenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Reproductive Effects: Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.Mutagenic effects have occurred in humans.Mutation in microorganisms:
Neurotoxicity: Neurotoxic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information


Ecotoxicity: No data available. No information available.
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

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 Canada TDG
Shipping Name: ZINC CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS ZINC CHLORIDE, ANHYDROUS
Hazard Class: 8 8
UN Number: UN2331 UN2331
Packing Group: III III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US FEDERAL

TSCA
     CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
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.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     CAS# 7646-85-7: 1000 lb final RQ; 454 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 7646-85-7: immediate.
Section 313
     This material contains Zinc chloride (listed as Zinc compounds), >97%, (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. CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water Act.
OSHA:
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
STATE
     CAS# 7646-85-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.

California Prop 65

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:
     C N
Risk Phrases:

     R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
     R 34 Causes burns.
     R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
     adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.
     S 36/37/39 Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face pr
     otection.
     S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
     immediately (show the label where possible).
     S 60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardou
     s waste.
     S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
     /safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 7646-85-7: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of E, D1B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 7646-85-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 2/19/1998
Revision #10 Date: 2/13/2008

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