Zinc Acetate

Zinc Acetate is available as USP grade. Zinc Acetate tablets are used to treat liver disease. It helps the intestines to make a certain kind of protein that prevents the body from absorbing too much copper from food.

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Molecular Formula – C4H6O4Zn • 2H2O

Molecular Weight –  219.51 gm/mol

CAS No –  5970-45-6

Shelf Life –  36 months

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Storage Condition – Keep Well Closed, protected against light, dry and at room temperature

Additional Info – 

1. Description White crystals or granules, having a slight acetous odor and an astringent taste. Is slightly efflorescent.
2. Solubility Freely soluble in water and in boiling alcohol; slightly soluble in alcohol.
3. Identification Positive for Zinc and Acetate.
4. pH 6.0 – 8.0
5. Insoluble matter NMT 0.005% w/w.
6. Arsenic NMT 3.0 ppm.
7. Lead NMT 0.002% w/w.
8. Chloride NMT 0.005% w/w.
9. Sulphate NMT 0.010% w/w.
10. Alkalies and alkaline earths NMT 0.2% w/w.
11. Assay (as is basis) 98.0% w/w – 102.0% w/w
Category Description
  • Zinc Acetate is used to treat stunted growth.
  • It can improve the conditions caused by diarrhea in children.
  • Zinc Acetate is used in drugs to boost the immune system.
  • Used in treating common cold and ear infections.
  • It also prevents lower respiratory tract infections.
Food Additive Zinc Acetate is used in extracts, spices, flavors, colorings, etc for human consumption
Food Contact Includes paper plates, food packaging, cutlery, and small appliances like roasters, etc.
Manufacturing It is used for plastic products, manufacturing of plastics, industry for plastics, and plastic additives.

Zinc Acetate is used in raw materials that are used in many products and industries.

Personal Care Used in personal care products like cosmetics, perfumes, shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, lotions, etc
Veterinary Includes pet related products and pet foods
Process Regulator Activators, accelerators, reducing agents, oxidation agents, etc
Efficacy of Zinc Acetate in the Treatment of Zinc Deficiency in Elderly Inpatients and Effect of Total Dose on Its Replacement Therapy

Abstract We aimed to determine the efficacy of zinc acetate hydrate (ZAH) treatment for hypozincemia in elderly inpatients and to identify the factors affecting its therapeutic effect. We enrolled 79 patients with a mean age of 82 years. The mean...

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Zinc acetate treatment in Wilson’s disease

Abstract Objective: To briefly review the pathophysiology and diagnosis of Wilson's disease, and to evaluate the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, clinical utility, adverse effects, dosing regimens, and pharmacoeconomics of zinc acetate therapy in Wilson's disease. Data sources: A MEDLINE search (December 1966-December...

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Dual therapy with zinc acetate and rifaximin prevents from ethanol-induced liver fibrosis by maintaining intestinal barrier integrity

Abstract Background: Hepatic overload of gut-derived lipopolysaccharide dictates the progression of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) by inducing oxidative stress and activating Kupffer cells and hepatic stellate cells through toll-like receptor 4 signaling. Therefore, targeting the maintenance of intestinal barrier integrity...

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Zinc acetate lozenges for the treatment of the common cold: a randomised controlled trial

Abstract Objective: To examine a commercially available zinc acetate lozenge for treating the common cold. Design: Randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: Working population in Finland. Participants: We included men and women aged ≥18 years who usually had ≥1 cold per...

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