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Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide is a versatile white powder used in sunscreens, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, rubber, ceramics, electronics, paints, and coatings. It offers UV protection, acts as a pigment, and possesses antimicrobial properties. It is commonly used for its diverse applications across multiple industries.

Chemical Formula:

ZnO

CAS Number:

1314-13-2

Synonyms:

Zinc white, Philosopher's wool, Flowers of zinc, Chinese white, Zinc peroxide, Zinc flowers, Zinc oxide white, Zinci oxidum (Latin term)

Characteristics

Molar Weight

81.38 g/mole

Melting Point

1,975 °C (3,587 °F).

Boiling Point

2,357 °C (4,275 °F).

Solubility

Zinc oxide is insoluble in water, which means it does not dissolve readily. However, it is soluble in acids and alkalis.

Density

5.61 g/cm³

Forms

white or off-white powder, such as nanoparticles or as a thin film.

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Sunscreens and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Rubber industry
  • Ceramics and glass production
  • Electronics and optoelectronics
  • Paints and coatings
  • Agriculture
  • Textiles

Industries

  • Personal care and skincare products
  • Medicinal ointments and creams
  • Tire manufacturing
  • Ceramic glazes and pigments
  • Electronic devices and components
  • Coatings for metal protection
  • Fertilizers and agricultural products
  • Fabric and textile industry

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