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Material Safety Data Sheet

Aquasol Zincsul

ZnSO4.H20
Revised: 10/05/2012
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PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product name
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Chemical formula :
Synonyms
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Material uses

Aquasol Zincsul
ZnSO4.H20
Zinc sulphate;
Zinc sulphate mono hydrate;
White vitriol; zinc vitriol.
Fertiliser. Also used as animal feeds;

Emergency telephone number

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Supplier :

Aquasol Nutri
Aquasol House
7 Fick Street
Potchefstroom

018-294-8901

COMPOSITION AND INFORMATION ON INGEREDIENTS

Composition:
Name
Zinc Sulphate Mono hydrate

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CAS No.
7446-19-7

%
95 min

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Physical state and appearance


Potential acute health effects :
Skin contact
Eye contact
Ingestion

Inhalation

Potential chronic health effects:


Carcinogenic effects

Mutagenic effects
Teratogenic effects

Solid. White powder

Causes skin irritation. Symptoms include redness, itching and pain.


Causes serious eye damage. Corneal burn symptoms include stinging, tearing and
redness.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation and/or burning sensation in mouth,
pharynx, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include abdominal pain,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea. After uptake of large quantities, drop in blood
pressure, cardiovascular disorders and collapse. Target organs: kidneys, pancreas,
liver, lungs.
May cause respiratory irritation, damage and formation of edemas. Symptoms
include irritation of the nasal passages, sore throat, shortness of breath and
coughing.

No component of this product presented at levels greater than or equal


to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen
by IARC.
Not available
Not available

Medical conditions aggravated by prolonged exposure:


No information available.

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FIRST AID MEASURES

Eye contact

Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with
plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Immediately get medical
attention.

Skin contact

In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water and soap or mild detergent.
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Cold water may be used. Wash clothing before
reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation

If inhaled, move person to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.

Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything
by mouth to an unconscious person. Loosen tight clothing such as collar, tie, belt or
waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.

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FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

Flammability
Auto-ignition temperature
Flash points
Flammable limits

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Not combustible.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.

Products of combustion:
Toxic sulphur and zinc oxides.
Fire hazards in presence of various substances:
When heated to decomposition, toxic decomposition products (sulphur and zinc oxides) are emitted.
Explosion hazards in presence of various substances:
This product is non-explosive.
Fire fighting media and instructions:
Extinguish small fires with carbon dioxide, dry powder or alcohol resistant foam. Water spray or fog can be used
for larger fires or cooling of unaffected stock. In the event of fire, wear full protective clothing and an approved
self-contained breathing apparatus.

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ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Environmental precautions:
Take care to avoid the contamination of waterways and drains. Inform the appropriate authorities in case of accidental
contamination of waterways.
Small spill:
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled 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.
Large spill:
Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Use water spray to reduce dust. Do not let
water get inside the container. Do not touch the spilled material and eliminate all ignition sources. Call for assistance on
disposal.

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HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling:
Avoid breathing dust. Do not ingest. Wear suitable protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable
respiratory equipment. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from oxidising agents.
Storage:
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.

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Precautions:
Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. If ingested, seek medical
advice immediately and show the container or the label. Keep away from incompatibles such as oxidizing agents.

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EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering controls:
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.
Personal protection:
Eyes
Body
Respiratory
Hands
Feet

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Splash goggles
Overalls
Dust respirator. Be sure to use approved or certified respirator or equivalent.
Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate.
Gloves (impervious)
Boots

Personal protection in case of large spills:


Splash goggles, overalls, dust respirator, boots and 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.

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PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPORTIES

Physical state
Colour
Odour
Molecular weight
pH
Thermal decomposition

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Boiling point
Melting point
Solubility

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Solid (powdered solid)


White
Odourless
179.45 g/mole
4.0 5.2
240C (release crystalline water),
600C (anhydrous substance)
not applicable
not applicable
Soluble in water

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY DATA

Stability

Instability temperature
Conditions of instability

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Incompatibility

The product is stable under normal and recommended storage conditions. Looses
water in dry air and oxidizes upon exposure to moisture, forming a brown coating
of extremely corrosive basic ferric sulphate.
Not available.
High temperatures will cause decomposition. Avoid contact with moisture
material is hygroscopic. Do not store in contact with alkalis and oxidizing agents.
Alkalis, soluble carbonates and oxidizing agents.

Special remarks on reactivity:


No information found.

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TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity to animals
Chronic effects on humans

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Other toxic effects on human :

Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 2949 mg/kg [Rat].


Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Cause irritation to skin, eyes, and respiratory
tract. Affects the liver.
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant),hazardous in case of eye contact,
ingestion and inhalation.

Special remarks on toxicity to animals:


Not available

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Special remarks on chronic effects on humans:


No information found.
Special remarks on other toxic effects on humans:
No additional remarks.

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ECOLOGICAL INFROMATION

Ecotoxicity

BOD5 and COD


Biodegradable/OECD
Mobility
Products of degradation

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Highly soluble in water and is acidic which can cause environmental impacts. Toxic
effects in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Toxic to animals.
Not available.
Not available.
Mobile. Do not allow to enter waterways or soil.
Possibly long term degradation products to be expected.

Special remarks on the products of degradation:


No additional remarks.

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DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste information :
Waste stream

Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental control
regulations.
No data available.

Consult local or regional authorities.

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TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Land Transport:

ADR / RID
UN-number: 3077 Class: 9 Packaging group: III
Environmentally Hazardous substance, Solid, N.O.S. (Zinc Sulphate Mono hydrate)
IMDG
Marine Transport: UN-number: 3077 Class: 9 Packaging group: III
Environmentally Hazardous substance, Solid, N.O.S. (Zinc Sulphate Mono hydrate)
IATA
Air Transport:
UN-number: 3077 Class: 9 Packaging group: III
Environmentally Hazardous substance, Solid, N.O.S. (Zinc Sulphate Mono hydrate)
IMDG

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OTHER REGULATORY INFORMATION

EC Classification

No information found

National Legislation

National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act 93 of 1996)


Fire Brigade Service Act, 1987 (Act 99 of 1987)
Occupational Health & Safety Act, 1993 (Act 85 of 1993)
Fertilizers, farm feeds, agricultural remedies and stock remedies Act, 1947 (Act 36
of 1947)

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OTHER INFORMATION / DISCLAIMER

This safety data sheet provides health and safety information. Individuals handling this product should be informed of the
recommended safety precautions and should have access to this information.
The product information in this sheet is, to the best of this companys knowledge, correct as at the date of publication.
The user must be satisfied that the product is entirely suitable for the purpose for which it is being used. It is the users
obligation to determine and to ensure the conditions for the safe use of the material.
All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy, and no responsibility is accepted for
errors or omissions of the consequences thereof.

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