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ZINEB
ICSC: 0350
Peer-Review Status: 22.04.1994 Validated
Zinc ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
((1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc 
CAS #: 12122-67-7 RTECS #: ZH3325000
UN #: 2771
EC #: 006-078-00-2
EINECS #: 235-180-1
    Formula: (C4H6N2S4Zn)x / (-S.CS.NHCH2CH2NHCS.S.Zn-)x
Molecular mass: (275.7) * x

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Nausea. Vomiting.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Airtight.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 37-43; S: (2)-8-24/25-46 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-III.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Keep in the dark. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
LIGHT-COLOURED POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic and irritating fumes including nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Unstable to light and moisture. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the blood, central nervous system and liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 157°C
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 90°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 149°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: <20  
 

NOTES
Parzate, Lodacol, Dithane-z-78 are trade names.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Zineb (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1)
       Zineb (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1)
       Zineb (Pesticide residues in food: 1993 evaluations Part II Toxicology)
       Zineb (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 12, 1976)