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