Zinc Acetate
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Title: Zinc Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 557-34-6
Trademarks: Galzin (Lemmon)
Molecular Formula: C4H6O4Zn
Molecular Weight: 183.50
Percent Composition: C 26.18%, H 3.30%, O 34.88%, Zn 35.65%
Line Formula: Zn(C2H3O2)2
Literature References: Prepn of anhydr salt from zinc nitrate and acetic anhydride: Späth, Monatsh. Chem. 33, 235 (1912). Clinical evaluations in Wilson's disease: G. M. Hill et al., Hepatology 7, 522 (1987); G. J. Brewer et al., J. Lab. Clin. Med. 109, 526 (1987). Toxicity: H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969).
Derivative Type: Dihydrate
CAS Registry Number: 5970-45-6
Trademarks: Wilzin (Orphan Europe)
Molecular Formula: C4H6O4Zn.2H2O
Molecular Weight: 219.53
Percent Composition: C 21.88%, H 4.59%, O 43.73%, Zn 29.80%
Properties: Crystallizes from dil acetic acid; faint, acetous odor; astringent taste; slightly efflorescent. d 1.735; mp 237°. One gram dissolves in 2.3 ml water, 1.6 ml boiling water, 30 ml alcohol, about 1 ml boiling alcohol. The aq soln is neutral or slightly acid to litmus; pH about 5-6. Keep in well-closed containers. LD50 orally in rats: 2.46 g/kg (Smyth).
Melting point: mp 237°
Density: d 1.735
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 2.46 g/kg (Smyth)
Use: Preserving wood; as mordant in dyeing; manuf glazes for painting on porcelain. As a reagent in testing for albumin, tannin, urobilin, phosphate, blood.
Therap-Cat: Styptic, astringent. In treatment of Wilson's disease.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Antiseptic, astringent, protective (topical). Has been used as an emetic.
Keywords: Astringent; Emetic.

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