Butter of zinc; Tinning flux; Zinc dichloride; Zinc butter; Zinc chloride; Zinc chloride, solution;
Zinc chloride is used as a deodorant and can also be used as a wood preservative. Zinc metal is included in most single tablet over-the-counter daily vitamin and mineral supplements. Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. Zinc is used to galvanize steel to prevent corrosion. Zinc is used to Parkerize steel to prevent rust and corrosion and used in alloys such as brass, nickel silver, dental alloys, typewriter metal and various soldering formulas. Zinc is the primary metal used in making American cents since 1982 and used in die casting notably in the automobile industry . Zinc is used as part of the containers of batteries. The most widespread such use is as the anode in alkaline batteries.