Used as a constituent of creams for its soothing qualities. White when cold and yellow when hot. It occurs naturally as a reddish orange ore - zincite, and can also be made by oxidizing hot zinc in air. It is amphoteric, forming zincates with bases. It is used as a pigment (Chinese white) in rubber, paint, and the plastic industries for its mildew resistance and film reinforcing properties. It is also used as a mild antiseptic in zinc ointments.
- Also known as
- Philosopher′s wool, Pomphlix which are flowers of zinc oxide, Tutty.
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