Zinc sulfate monohydrate

Agent Name
Zinc sulfate monohydrate
CAS Number
Major Category
Zinc sulfate monohydrate formula graphical representation
Sulfuric acid, zinc salt (1:1), monohydrate; Zinc sulfate, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] Dried zinc sulfate; Zincaps; Z Span; [Merck Index] UN3077
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Solid; [Merck Index] White to cream odorless solid; [EC: EFSA] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]
Used in calico-printing (mordant), preserving wood and skins, bleaching paper, clarifying glue, and electrodepositing zinc; Also used as a chemical reagent, ophthalmic astringent, zinc supplement, and veterinary astringent and emetic; [Merck Index] Used as a zinc source in animal feeds; [EC: EFSA] Used as an herbicide to control moss on buildings, walkways, patios, and lawns; [Reference #1] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]
A skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] A severe eye irritant; [EC: EFSA] No signs of toxicity in 3-month oral human study at 10 mg/kg/day; [Reference #1] A mild skin and severe eye irritant (may cause serious eye injury); Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Zinc sulfate."
Reference Link #1
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

0.1 mg/m3 (respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. cmpnds
Explanatory Notes
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent