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PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: An off-white powder. Used as a fungicide.
Air & Water Reactions
Decomposes gradually, accelerated by exposure to air, moisture, and heat. Insoluble in water. Thio and dithiocarbamates slowly decompose in aqueous solution to form carbon disulfide and methylamine or other amines. Such decompositions are accelerated by acids.
Flash point data for this chemical are not available, but it is probably combustible. (NTP, 1992)
SYMPTOMS: Symptoms associated with exposure to this compound include irritation of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes as well as anemia.
ACUTE/CHRONIC HAZARDS: This compound is toxic by ingestion and inhalation. It may also cause irritation of the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Highly toxic fumes are emitted when this material is heated to decomposition. (NTP, 1992)
ZINEB is a zinc salt of a dithiocarbamic acid. May generate flammable gases with aldehydes, nitrides, and hydrides. Incompatible with acids, peroxides, and acid halides.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
- Thiocarbamate Esters and Salts/Dithiocarbamate Esters and Salts
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents
Use caution: Liquids with this reactive group classification have been
known to react with the
- Cellulose-Based Absorbents
- Mineral-Based & Clay-Based Absorbents
Isolation and Evacuation
Excerpt from ERG Guide 151 [Substances - Toxic (Non-Combustible)]:
IMMEDIATE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE: Isolate spill or leak area in all directions for at least 50 meters (150 feet) for liquids and at least 25 meters (75 feet) for solids.
SPILL: Increase the immediate precautionary measure distance, in the downwind direction, as necessary.
FIRE: If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. (ERG, 2020)
Fires involving this compound should be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. (NTP, 1992)
SMALL SPILLS AND LEAKAGE: If you spill this chemical, FIRST REMOVE ALL SOURCES OF IGNITION, then dampen the solid spill material with toluene, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with toluene to pick up any remaining material. Your contaminated clothing and absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent-wash all contaminated surfaces with toluene followed by washing with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: You should store this material in a refrigerator. (NTP, 1992)
RECOMMENDED RESPIRATOR: Where the neat test chemical is weighed and diluted, wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter. (NTP, 1992)
DuPont Tychem® Suit Fabrics
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EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.
SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.
INGESTION: Some heavy metals are VERY TOXIC POISONS, especially if their salts are very soluble in water (e.g., lead, chromium, mercury, bismuth, osmium, and arsenic). IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center and locate activated charcoal, egg whites, or milk in case the medical advisor recommends administering one of them. Also locate Ipecac syrup or a glass of salt water in case the medical advisor recommends inducing vomiting. Usually, this is NOT RECOMMENDED outside of a physician's care. If advice from a physician is not readily available and the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give the victim a glass of activated charcoal slurry in water or, if this is not available, a glass of milk, or beaten egg whites and IMMEDIATELY transport victim to a hospital. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, assure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)
Flash Point: data unavailable
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: data unavailable
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: data unavailable
Boiling Point: data unavailable
less than 1 mg/mL
Ionization Energy/Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable
AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)
No AEGL information available.
ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)
No ERPG information available.
PACs (Protective Action Criteria)
No PAC information available.
EPA Consolidated List of Lists
313 Category Code
(EPA List of Lists, 2022)
CISA Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
No regulatory information available.
OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List
No regulatory information available.
Alternate Chemical Names
- ASPOR C
- BONZEB 10
- CARBAMODITHIOIC ACID, 1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS-, ZINC COMPLEX
- CARBAMODITHIOIC ACID, 1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS-, ZINC SALT
- CHEM ZINEB
- DITHANE 65
- DITHANE Z
- DITHANE Z 78
- DITHIANE Z-78
- ENT 14,874
- 1,2-ETHANEDIYLBISCARBAMODITHIOIC ACID, ZINC COMPLEX
- 1,2-ETHANEDIYLBISCARBAMOTHIOIC ACID, ZINC SALT
- ETHYL ZIMATE
- ETHYLENEBIS[DITHIOCARBAMIC ACID] ZINC SALT
- INDOFIL Z 78
- MICIDE 55
- NOVOSIR N
- NOVOZIR N
- NOVOZIR N 50
- PARZATE ZINEB
- PEROZIN 75B
- PEROZINE 75B
- PILZOL SZ
- POLYRAM Z
- THIONIC M
- TURBAIR ZINEB FUNGICIDE
- ZINC ETHYLENE-1,2-BISDITHIOCARBAMATE
- ZINC ETHYLENEBISDITHIOCARBAMATE
- ZINC ETHYLENEBIS[DITHIOCARBAMATE]
- ZINC N,N'-ETHYLENEBISDITHIOCARBAMATE
- ZINC, [ETHYLENEBIS[DITHIOCARBAMATO]]-
- ZINC, [[1,2-ETHANEDIYLBIS[CARBAMODITHIOATO]](2-)]-
- ZINEB 80