Material Safety Data Sheet

  •   1 Identification of substance:
    • Trade name: Zinc sulfide

    • Manufacturer/Supplier:

    • Institute of Solid State Physics,
      Russian Academy of Sciences,
      Laboratory of Physical-Chemical Basis of Crystallization (LPCBC).
      Chernogolovka, Moscow district, 142432 Russia.
      Phone:+7-(496)-522-2074  Fax:+7-(496)-522-4691
  •   2 Hazards identification
    • Hazard description:  Not applicable
    • Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment: Not applicable
  •   3 First aid measures
    • After inhalation

    • Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
      Seek immediate medical advice.
    • After skin contact

    • Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
    • After eye contact

    • Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
    • After swallowing Seek medical treatment.
  •   4 Fire fighting measures
    • Suitable extinguishing agents

    • Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
    • Protective equipment:

    • Wear self-contained respirator.
      Wear fully protective impervious suit.
  •   5 Accidental release measures
    • Person-related safety precautions:

    • Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away. Ensure adequate ventilation
    • Measures for environmental protection:

    • Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
    • Additional information:

    • See Section 12 for disposal information.
  •   6 Handling and storage
    • Handling
    • Information for safe handling:

    • Keep container tightly sealed.
      Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
      No special precautions are necessary if used correctly.
    • Information about protection against explosions and fires:

    • The product is not flammable
    • Storage
    • Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:

    • No special requirements.
    • Information about storage in one common storage facility:

    • Store away from oxidizing agents.
      Do not store together with acids.
    • Further information about storage conditions:

    • Keep container tightly sealed. 
  •   7 Exposure controls and personal protection
    • Personal protective equipment
    • General protective and hygienic measures

    • The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
      Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
      Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
      Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
    • Breathing equipment:

    • Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
    • Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
    • Eye protection: Safety glasses
    • Body protection: Protective work clothing.
  •   8 Physical and chemical properties:
    • Form: Powder, Crystal chunks 3-12 mm, Polycrystals, Single crystals, Substrates and optical elements manufactured from the crystals.
    • Color: Colorless or with slight green tint.
    • Odor: Odorless

    •                                      Value/Range  Unit    Method 

    • Melting point/Melting range:           1765 C
    • Boiling point/Boiling range:       Not determined
    • Sublimation temperature / start:   Approx. 1500 C
    • Flash point:                       Not applicable
    • Flammability               Product is not flammable.
    • Ignition temperature:              Not applicable
    • Decomposition temperature:         Not determined
    • Danger of explosion:

    • Product does not present an explosion hazard.
    • Vapor pressure:     Negligible at room temperature
    • Density:                           4.09 g/cm3
  •  9 Stability and reactivity
    • Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:

    • Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
    • Materials to be avoided:

    • Acids
      Oxidizing agents
    • Dangerous reactions

    • Reacts with strong acids
      Reacts with strong oxidizing agents
  •  10 Toxicological information
    • Acute toxicity:

    • LD/Lc50 values that are relevant for classification: 
      Oral: LD50: >2000 mg/kg (rat)
      Dermal: LD50: >2000 mg/kg (rat)
      Inhalative: LC50/4H: >5040 mg/m3/4H (rat)
    • Primary irritant effect:
    • on the eye: Powder: irritant effect
    • Sensitization: No sensitizing effects known.
    • Additional toxicological information:

    • To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
      No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.
  •  11 Ecological information:
    • General notes:

    • Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
  •  12 Disposal considerations
    • Recommendation

    • Consult local or national regulations for proper disposal.
    • Uncleaned packagings:
    • Recommendation:

    • Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
  •  13 Transport information
      Not a hazardous material for transportation.
    • DOT regulations:
    • Hazard class:             None
    • Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)
    • ADR/RID class:                None
    • Maritime transport IMDG:
    • IMDG Class:               None
    • Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
    • ICAO/IATA Class:          None
    • Transport/Additional information:

    • Not dangerous according to the above specifications.
  •  14 Regulations
    • Product related hazard informations:

    • Observe the general safety regulations when handling chemicals
    • Information about limitation of use:

    • For use only by technically qualified individuals.
  •  15 Other information:
      Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.
    • Department issuing MSDS: LPCBC ISSP Rus. Acad. Sci.