Zinc Oxide

Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound and white powder that is insoluble in water. Although it occurs naturally as the mineral zincite, most zinc oxide is produced synthetically.


Molar Weight81.4 g/mol
Melting Point1,975°C (decomposes)
Flash Point1,436°C
Density5.606 g/cm³
FormsPowder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Flux
  • Fungicide
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Antibacterial
  • UV protection
  • Animal feed
  • Binding agent


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Chemical Processing
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Zinc white, oxozinc

Chemical Formula: ZnO

CAS Number: 1314-13-2