Caramel

  • Caramel color dye
  • Carbohydrates and Sugars, carmelized
  • Caramel flavoring materials
  • C.I. Natural Brown 10
  • Burnt sugar
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Amorphous, dark brown material produced by the controlled heating of food-grade carbohydrates. It has the odor of burnt sugar and a pleasant, bitter taste.
Uses
Food grade color for beverages, essences, food products. Component in feline laxative.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8028-89-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-435-9
RTECS
EY5635000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
1.310 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry area.
Handling
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breath vapors. Wash thoroughly after handling. Contaminated clothing should be laundered before reuse. This material should only be handled in a hood.
Protection
No special protection required, however, use of safety glasses and dust masks is considered good practice.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concerned.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up personnel should wear suitable protective clothing. Flush away small spills with water. For large spills, contain, and if possible absorb onto absorbent material. Dispose in closed containers to approved solid waste tips. Flush way any remaining spill with water. If flushing large quantities into sewer, account should be taken of BOD/COD contribution. Local authorities should be checked.
Stability
Stable at normal temperratures and pressures.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Firefighers should wear full protective clothing including self contained breathing apparatus. Use extinguishing media suitable to burning media.
Fire potential
Not flammable.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Not injurious. Caramel is an approved food ingredient.
   Inhalation
No information available.
   Skin
Highly sensitive individuals occasionally experience irritation.
   Eyes
Mild irritant.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Not considered hazardous.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Wash with water.
   Eyes
Irrigate with water for 5 minutes.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
CML (solution)
 
43 Misc. water solutions
IMO Pollution Category
III