Zinc dust

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Description

Finely powdered, gray particles of metallic Zinc. Zinc dust is used in chemical reactions as a reducing agent, catalyst and purifier. It is also used as an additive in autobody and rust-resistant paints as well as to provide a decorative effect in coatings.

Hazards and Safety

Fire risk, may form an explosive mixture with air.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 884
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996