Zinc carbonate

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White odorless powder. Zinc carbonate occurs in nature as the mineral smithsonite and zincspar. It is an astringent and antiseptic. Zinc carbonate is used as a pigment in the manufacture of porcelain, pottery, and rubber.

Other Properties

Soluble in water, dilute acids and alkalis.

Composition ZnCO3
CAS 3486-35-9
Melting Point (dec)
Density 4.4
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 125.38

Hazards and Safety

May be harmful if inhaled or ingested. Contact may cause irritation.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 9931