Zinc Acetate USP
Zinc acetate is a salt with the formula Zn (CH3CO2)2, which commonly occurs as the dihydrate Zn(CH3CO2)2·2H2O. Both the hydrate and the anhydrous forms are colorless solids.
A salt produced by the reaction of zinc oxide with acetic acid and used as an astringent, styptic, and emetic. Commonly used in chemical synthesis and as dietary supplements. Also used as a food additive.
Chemical Name: Zinc Acetete
Mol. Formula: C4H6O4Zn.2H2O
Mol. Weight: 219.5 g/mol
CAS No: 5970-45-6
|Characters||It occurs as white crystals or granules|
(a)A solution (1 in 20) responds to the test for zinc and for acetate
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water and in boiling alcohol, slightly soluble in alcohol|
|pH||Between 6.0 and 8.0|
|Insoluble matter||Not more than 0.005%|
|Arsenic||Not more than 3ppm|
|Lead||Not more than 0.002%|
|Chloride||Not more than 0.005%|
|Sulphates||Not more than 0.010%|
|Alkali and alkaline earth metals||Not more than 0.2%|
|Residual solvents||Meets the requirements|
|Assay||Not less than 98.0% and not more than 102.0%|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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