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Zinc nitrate hexahydrate is used as an analytical reagent, catalyst and as a mordant in dyeing. It finds application in electro galvanizing, rubber industry and in the water treatment industry. It is widely used as the precursor for the synthesis of zinc oxide. It is employed in the preparation of the steel phosphating agent. In the field of agriculture, it is used for nourishing and protecting fruit trees from acid rain.
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Uekawaa, N.; Kojimaa, T.; Kakegawaa, K. Synthesis of Nitrogen-Doped ZnO Particles by Decomposition of Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate in Molten Ammonium Salts. J. Mater. Res. 2009, 24 (11), 3343-3349.
Hazard Statements: H272-H302-H315-H319-H335
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P221-P210v-P220-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Keep away from heat Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.