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ZINEB ICSC: 0350
Date of Peer Review: April 1994

Zinc ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)
((1,2-Ethanediylbis(carbamodithioato))(2-))zinc
CAS # 12122-67-7 (C4H6N2S4Zn)x / (-S.CS.NHCH2CH2NHCS.S.Zn-)x
RTECS # ZH3325000 Molecular mass: (275.7)_x
UN # 2771
EC Index # 006-078-00-2
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.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Nausea. Vomiting.
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.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xi
R: 37-43
S: (2-)-8-24/25-46
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE 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.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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ZINEB ICSC: 0350
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIGHT-COLOURED POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating and on burning producing 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 20C 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, the skin and the 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
Decomposes below melting point at 157C
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 90C
Auto-ignition temperature: 149C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: <20
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2005
See Also:
        Zineb (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 12, 1976)