Zinc Sulphate Heptahydrate

Zinc Sulphate Heptahydrate Fertilizer
FormulaZnSO₄ · 7H₂O
Molecular Wt.  287.53 g/mol
CAS-No.7446-20-0
HS-No28332990
Assay on Dry basis (titr.)Min 98 %
AppearanceWhite Crystalline Powder
Zinc as ZnMin 21%
Sulphur as SMin 10%
pH of 10% Solution6-7
Solubility in WaterMin 99%

Description

Zinc plays a crucial role in plant health and development, and zinc sulfate heptahydrate is a popular fertilizer choice due to its high zinc content and water solubility. Here are some key benefits it offers in agriculture:

Boosting Crop Yield and Quality: Zinc is involved in enzyme production, carbohydrate metabolism, and cell division, influencing various plant processes. Adequate zinc supply leads to:

  • Increased chlorophyll production, resulting in richer foliage and improved photosynthesis.
  • Stronger stems and stalks, enhancing plant stability and reducing lodging.
  • Better fruit and vegetable formation, leading to higher yields and improved size, shape, and color.

Enhancing Stress Tolerance: Zinc strengthens plant cell membranes and boosts their defense mechanisms, making them more resilient to:

  • Environmental stresses like cold, drought, and heat.
  • Fungal and bacterial diseases.
  • Pest infestations.

Improving Nutrient Uptake: Zinc facilitates the efficient uptake and utilization of other essential nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, maximizing their benefits for plant growth.

Suitable for Various Soil Types: Unlike some zinc fertilizers, zinc sulfate heptahydrate works well in both acidic and alkaline soils, making it a versatile option for many agricultural areas.

Environmentally Friendly: Zinc sulfate heptahydrate is a readily available and relatively affordable fertilizer. It breaks down quickly in soil, releasing its zinc conten

Application

  • Agriculture: Zinc sulphate heptahydrate acts as a valuable source of zinc, an essential micronutrient for plant growth and development. It aids in enzyme function, protein synthesis, and chlorophyll production, promoting healthy crop yields and resistance to diseases.
  • Food Processing: As a safe and effective food additive, zinc sulphate heptahydrate helps control acidity and enhance shelf life in certain food products. It also contributes to optimal zinc levels in fortified foods.
  • Medicine: This compound finds applications in various topical medications and treatments. It can act as an astringent, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory agent in skin care products and wound healing formulations.
  • Chemical industry: Zinc sulfate heptahydrate plays a role in the production of other zinc compounds and serves as a catalyst in several chemical reactions.

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