Cellulose

  • Hydroxycellulose
  • Pyrocellulose
Formula
(C6H10O5)n
Description
Odorless white substance. Structural polysaccaharide used by plants.
Uses
A wide variety of materials including insulation and paper,

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9004-34-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-674-9
RTECS
FJ5691460
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
8400008
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
(C6H10O5)n
Melting point, °C
260-270
Density
1.27-1.60 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizers.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
> 400
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust explosion. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL: TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp) OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
Poison_Class
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
3912 90 90