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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: P210-P220-P221-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant