Medicine (astringent), preserving wood, textile
dyeing (mordant and resist), zinc chromate,
laboratory reagent, cross-linking agent for polymers,
ingredient of dietary supplements (up to 1 mg
daily), feed additive, ceramic glazes.
White crystalline powder
Zinc acetate (chemical formula: Zn(O2CCH3)2) is a kind of salt commonly existing in the dihydrate form. It appears as colorless solid. It is produced through the reaction between zinc oxide with acetate acid. Given that zinc is an essential element for growth and development of human body, zinc acetate can be used as a dietary supplement for the treatment of zinc deficiency. It plays an important role for the synthesis of cholesterol, protein, and fats. It can also be used as an astringent, styptic and emetic. In industry, it has various kinds of applications including wood preservation, manufacturing of other zinc salts as well as ethylene acetate, being used as a dye mordant, and analytical reagent.
ChEBI: An acetate salt in which the cationic component is zinc(2+).