Zinc Sulfide



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Sulfide IonZinc Sulfide is a crystalline solid used as a semiconductor and in photo optic applications. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Zinc sulphide, Zinc monosulfide, Sachtolith, Pigment White 7, sulfanylidenezinc, sulfanylidenezinc

Chemical Identifiers

Formula ZnS
CAS 1314-98-3
Pubchem CID 14821
MDL MFCD00011301
EC No. 215-251-3
IUPAC Name sulfanylidenezinc
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/S.Zn


Compound Formula SZn
Molecular Weight 97.45
Appearance White hexagonal crystals
Melting Point 1,185° C (2,165° F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 4.1 g/cm3
Exact Mass 95.901213
Monoisotopic Mass 95.901213

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

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SSee more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. The number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.

ZnSee more Zinc products. Zinc (atomic symbol: Zn, atomic number: 30) is a Block D, Group 12, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 65.38. The number of electrons in each of zinc's shells is 2, 8, 18, 2, and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2. The zinc atom has a radius of 134 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Zinc was discovered by Indian metallurgists prior to 1000 BC and first recognized as a unique element by Rasaratna Samuccaya in 800. Zinc was first isolated by Andreas Marggraf in 1746. In its elemental form, zinc has a silver-gray appearance. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable at 100 °C to 150 °C. It is a fair conductor of electricity, and burns in air at high red producing white clouds of the oxide. Zinc is mined from sulfidic ore deposits. It is the 24th most abundant element in the earth's crust and the fourth most common metal in use (after iron, aluminum, and copper). The name zinc originates from the German word "zin," meaning tin.


Recent Research & Development for Zinc

  • Efficient Calculation of Enzyme Reaction Free Energy Profiles Using a Hybrid Differential Relaxation Algorithm: Application to Mycobacterial Zinc Hydrolases. Romero JM, Martin M, Ramirez CL, Dumas VG, Marti MA. Adv Protein Chem Struct Biol. 9/30/2015
  • Influence of sulfide nanoparticles on dissolved mercury and zinc quantification by diffusive gradient in thin-films (DGT) passive samplers. Pham A, Johnson CA, Manley D, Hsu-Kim H. Environ Sci Technol. 9/30/2015
  • Synthesis of alpha,beta-Unsaturated N-Sulfonyl Imides through Zinc-Catalyzed Intermolecular Oxidation of N-Sulfonyl Ynamides. Pan F, Shu C, Ping YF, Pan YF, Ruan PP, Fei QR, Ye LW. J Org Chem. 9/30/2015
  • Oxidative stress by Haemonchus contortus in lambs: Influence of treatment with zinc edetate. Pivoto FL, Torbitz VD, Aires AR, da Rocha JF, Severo MM, Grando TH, Peiter M, Moresco RN, da Rocha JB, Leal ML. Res Vet Sci. 9/30/2015
  • Electrostatically Gated graphene-Zinc Oxide Nanowire Heterojunction. You X, Pak JJ. J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 9/29/2015
  • Zinc triflate catalyzed C-benzylation: Chemo- and regioselective route to amido substituted diaryl and arylheteroarylmethanes. Deshmukh MS, Srivastava A, Das B, Jain N. J Org Chem. 9/29/2015
  • Photoluminescence properties of a cationic trinuclear zinc(II) complex with the tetradentate Schiff base ligand 6-methyl-2-({[(pyridin-2-yl)methyl]imino}methyl)phenolate. Kim YI, Song YK, Kim D, Kang SK. Acta Crystallogr C Struct Chem. 9/25/2015
  • Zinc isotope variability in three coal-fired power plants: A predictive model for determining isotopic fractionation during combustion. Ochoa González R, Weiss DJ. Environ Sci Technol. 9/15/2015
  • Zinc in the Glutamatergic Theory of Depression. Mlyniec K. Curr Neuropharmacol. 9/7/2015
  • Assessment of a panel of interleukin-8 reporter lung epithelial cell lines to monitor the pro-inflammatory response following zinc oxide nanoparticle exposure under different cell culture conditions. Stoehr LC, Endes C, Radauer-Preiml I, Boyles MS, Casals E, Balog S, Pesch M, Petri-Fink A, Rothen-Rutishauser B, Himly M, Clift MJ, Duschl A. Part Fibre Toxicol. 9/3/2015

Recent Research & Development for Sulfur

  • Characterization of a novel thiosulfate dehydrogenase from a marine acidophilic sulfur-oxidizing bacterium, Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans strain SH. Sharmin S, Yoshino E, Kanao T, Kamimura K. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 9/30/2015
  • Metatranscriptomic analysis of a high-sulfide aquatic spring reveals insights into sulfur cycling and unexpected aerobic metabolism. Spain AM, Elshahed MS, Najar FZ, Krumholz LR. PeerJ. 9/29/2015
  • Epigenetic modulations in early endothelial cells and DNA hypermethylation in human skin after sulfur mustard exposure. Steinritz D, Schmidt A, Balszuweit F, Thiermann H, Simons T, Striepling E, Bölck B, Bloch W. Toxicol Lett. 9/29/2015
  • A Foldable Lithium-Sulfur Battery. Li L, Wu ZP, Sun H, Chen D, Gao J, Suresh S, Chow P, Singh CV, Koratkar N. ACS Nano. 9/24/2015
  • Sulfur Dioxide-Pyridine Dimer. FTIR and Theoretical Evidence for a Low-Symmetry Structure. Keller JW. J Phys Chem A. 9/22/2015
  • Bottom-up, hard template and scalable approaches toward designing nanostructured Li2S for high performance lithium sulfur batteries. Chen L, Liu Y, Dietz-Rago N, Shaw LL. Nanoscale. 9/18/2015
  • Visualising the problems with balancing lithium-sulfur batteries by "mapping" internal resistance. Lacey MJ, Edström K, Brandell D. Chem Commun (Camb). 9/9/2015
  • Simple spectrophotometry method for the determination of sulfur dioxide in an alcohol-thionyl chloride reaction. Zheng J, Tan F, Hartman R. Anal Chim Acta. 9/9/2015
  • Sulfide-based mixotrophic denitrification for treatment of sulfur, nitrogen and carbon-contaminated wastewater. Wei L, Xiao L, Lei L, Jianguo L. J Environ Biol. 9/8/2015

Recent Research & Development for Sulfides

  • Dimethyl Sulfide-Dimethyl Ether and Ethylene Oxide-Ethylene Sulfide Complexes Investigated by Fourier Transform Microwave Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Calculation. Kawashima Y, Tatamitani Y, Mase T, Hirota E. J Phys Chem A. 10/14/2015
  • Effects of hydrogen sulfide on myocardial fibrosis in diabetic rats: Changes in matrix metalloproteinases parameters. Xiao T, Zeng O, Luo J, Wu Z, Li F, Yang J. Biomed Mater Eng. 9/30/2015
  • Diaryl sulfide analogs of combretastatin A-4: Toxicogenetic, immunomodulatory and apoptotic evaluations and prospects for use as a new chemotherapeutic drug. Carvalho PC, Santos EA, Schneider BU, Matuo R, Pesarini JR, Cunha-Laura AL, Monreal AC, Lima DP, Antoniolli AC, Oliveira RJ. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 9/30/2015
  • Metatranscriptomic analysis of a high-sulfide aquatic spring reveals insights into sulfur cycling and unexpected aerobic metabolism. Spain AM, Elshahed MS, Najar FZ, Krumholz LR. PeerJ. 9/29/2015
  • Imaging of living cells and zebrafish in vivo using a ratiometric fluorescent probe for hydrogen sulfide. Liu T, Lin J, Li Z, Lin L, Shen Y, Zhu H, Qian Y. Analyst. 9/29/2015
  • Tin sulfide and selenide clusters soluble in organic solvents with the core structures of Sn4S6 and Sn4Se6. Zhong M, Yang Z, Yi Y, Zhang D, Sun K, Roesky HW, Yang Y. Dalton Trans. 9/29/2015
  • Oxidative injury induced by cadmium sulfide nanoparticles in A549 cells and rat lungs. Wang J, Jiang C, Alattar M, Hu X, Ma D, Liu H, Meng C, Cao F, Li W, Li Q. Inhal Toxicol. 9/23/2015
  • Colorimetric detection of biological hydrogen sulfide using fluorosurfactant functionalized gold nanorods. Zhang X, Zhou W, Yuan Z, Lu C. Analyst. 9/3/2015
  • Sodium-ion storage properties of nickel sulfide hollow nanospheres/reduced graphene oxide composite powders prepared by a spray drying process and the nanoscale Kirkendall effect. Park GD, Cho JS, Kang YC. Nanoscale. 7/3/2015
  • Mass spectrometric analysis of rat cerebrospinal fluid proteins following exposure to the neurotoxicant carbonyl sulfide. Lardinois O, Kirby PJ, Morgan DL, Sills RC, Tomer KB, Deterding LJ. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 3/7/2011

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