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.
Soluble in water, dilute acids and alkalis.
|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