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zinc borate
** boric acid, zinc salt ** Firebrake ZB ** Translations

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GENERAL INFORMATION
for zinc borate

Description: A naturally occuring mineral salt that maybe used as a fungicide for wood preservation

Introduction: -

EC Regulation 1107/2009 (repealing 91/414):
Status Not listed
Dossier rapporteur/co-rapporteur Not applicable
Date inclusion expires Not applicable

Approved for use () or known to be used () in the following European countries:

AT

BE

BG

CY

CZ

DE

DK

EE

EL

ES

FI

FR

HU

IE

IT

LT

LU

LV

MT

NL

PL

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UK

General status:
Pesticide type Fungicide
Substance group Inorganic salt
Substance origin Natural
Mode of action Unknown
CAS RN 1332-07-6
EC number 215-566-6
CIPAC number -
US EPA chemical code 128859
Chiral molecule No
Chemical formula 2ZnO.3B2O3.3.5H2O
SMILES -
International Chemical Identifier (InChI) -
Structure diagram/image available? No
Molecular mass (g mol-1) -
PIN (Preferred Identification Name) -
IUPAC name Boric acid, zinc salt
CAS name zinc borate
Other status information PAN Ban actor chemical
Herbicide Resistance Classification (HRAC) Not applicable
Insecticide Resistance Classification (IRAC) Not applicable
Fungicide Resistance Classification (FRAC) Not applicable
Physical state White crystallline, odourless powder
Related substances & organisms

Formulations:
Property Value
Example manufacturers of products using this active -
Example products using this active -
UK LERAP status No UK approval for use
Formulation and application details -


ENVIRONMENTAL FATE

for zinc borate

Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
Solubility - In water at 20oC (mg l-1) - - -
Solubility - In organic solvents at 20oC (mg l-1) - - -
Melting point (oC) >550 F3 -
Boiling point (oC) - - -
Degradation point (oC) - - -
Flashpoint (oC) - - -
Octanol-water partition coefficient at pH 7, 20oC P - - -
Log P - - -
Bulk density (g ml-1)/Specific gravity 2.7 Q3 -
Dissociation constant (pKa) at 25oC - - -
Note:
Vapour pressure at 25oC (mPa) - - -
Henry's law constant at 25oC (Pa m3 mol-1) - - -
Henry's law constant at 20oC (dimensionless) - - -
GUS leaching potential index - - -
SCI-GROW groundwater index (μg l-1) for a 1 kg ha-1 or 1 l ha-1 application rate Value - - -
Note -
Potential for particle bound transport index - - -
Maximum UV-vis absorption L mol-1 cm-1 - - -
Surface tension (mN m-1) - - -

Degradation:
Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
Soil degradation (days) (aerobic) DT50 (typical) - - -
DT50 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT50 (field) - - -
DT90 (lab at 20oC) - - -
DT90 (field) - - -
Note: -
Aqueous photolysis DT50 (days) at pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Aqueous hydrolysis DT50 (days) at 20oC and pH 7 Value - - -
Note -
Water-Sediment DT50 (days) - - -
Water phase only DT50 (days) - - -

Soil adsorption and mobility:
Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
Linear Kd - - -
Koc -
Notes and range -
Freundlich Kf - - -
Kfoc -
1/n -
Notes and range -
pH sensitivity -


ECOTOXICOLOGY

for zinc borate

Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
Bio-concentration factor BCF - - -
CT50 (days) - -
Bioaccumulation potential - - -
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 10000 F4 Rat Low
Mammals - Short term dietary NOEL (mg kg-1) - - -
(ppm diet) - -
Birds - Acute LD50 (mg kg-1) > 2250 F4 Colinus virginianus Low
Birds - Short term dietary (LC50/LD50) - - -
Fish - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) > 335 F4 Lepomis macrochirus Low
Fish - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) - - -
Aquatic invertebrates - Acute 48 hour EC50 (mg l-1) > 50.0 F4 Daphnia magna Moderate
Aquatic invertebrates - Chronic 21 day NOEC (mg l-1) - - -
Aquatic crustaceans - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Acute 96 hour LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, static, water (mg l-1) - - -
Sediment dwelling organisms - Chronic 28 day NOEC, sediment (mg kg-1) - - -
Aquatic plants - Acute 7 day EC50, biomass (mg l-1) - - -
Algae - Acute 72 hour EC50, growth (mg l-1) - - -
Algae - Chronic 96 hour NOEC, growth (mg l-1) - - -
Honeybees - Acute 48 hour LD50 (μg bee-1) > 362 Q3 Contact Low
Earthworms - Acute 14 day LC50 (mg kg-1) > 1000 F3 Unknown species Moderate
Earthworms - Chronic 14 day NOEC, reproduction (mg kg-1) - - -
Other soil macro-organisms - e.g. Collembola LR50 / EC50 / NOEC / % Effect - - -
Other arthropod (1) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Other arthropod (2) LR50 g ha-1 - - -
% Effect - - -
Soil micro-organisms - - -
Mesocosm study data NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -
NOEAEC mg l-1 - - -


HUMAN HEALTH AND PROTECTION

for zinc borate

General:
Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
Mammals - Acute oral LD50 (mg kg-1) > 10000 F4 Rat Low
Mammals - Dermal LD50 (mg kg-1 body weight) > 10000 F4 Rabbit -
Mammals - Inhalation LC50 (mg l-1) - - -
Other Mammal toxicity endpoints - -
ADI - Acceptable Daily Intake (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
ARfD - Acute Reference Dose (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
AOEL - Acceptable Operator Exposure Level - Systemic (mg kg-1bw day-1) - - -
Dermal penetration studies (%) - - -
Dangerous Substances Directive 76/464 - - -
Exposure Limits - - -
Exposure Routes Public -
Occupational -
Examples of European MRLs (mg kg-1) Value -
Note For the EU pesticides database click here
Drinking Water MAC (μg l-1) - - -

Health issues:
Carcinogen Mutagen Endocrine disrupter Reproduction / development effects Acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor Neurotoxicant Respiratory tract irritant Skin irritant Eye irritant

General human health issues May cause gastro-intestinal problems
May cause metabolism disorders

: Yes, known to cause a problem
: No, known not to cause a problem
: Possibly, status not identified
- : No data

Handling issues:
Property Value Source/Quality Score/Other Information Interpretation
General Non-flammable, flame retardant
CLP classification 2013 -
EC Risk Classification None
EC Safety Classification S25/25
WHO Classification NL - Not listed
US EPA Classification (formulation) IV, III - Caution - Not acutely toxic, Caution - Slightly toxic
UN Number Not regulated
Waste disposal & packaging -


TRANSLATIONS

for zinc borate

Language Name
English zinc borate
French Acide borique sel de zinc
German Zinksalz borsaure
Danish -
Italian -
Spanish acido borico, sal de cinc
Greek -
Slovenian -
Polish -
Swedish -
Hungarian -
Dutch -

Record last updated: Wednesday 14 August 2013
Contact: aeru@herts.ac.uk