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GLUCONIC ACIDICSC: 1738
November 2009
CAS #: 526-95-4D-Gluconic acid
2,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexanoic acid
Glycogenic acid
EINECS #: 208-401-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.    Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
GLUCONIC ACID ICSC: 1738
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants. The solution in water is a medium strong acid. 

Formula: C6H12O7
Molecular mass: 196.2
Melting point: 131°C
Density: 1.23 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 100 (good)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.87 (estimated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The commercial form is a 50 % aqueous solution, which is a colorless to brownish liquid. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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