Gelatin

  • Absorbable gelatin sponge
  • Gelatine
  • Gelatin foam
  • Gelatins
  • Gelfoam
  • Pharmagel a
Formula
Varies
Description
Colorless or slightly yellow, transparent brittle, sheets, flakes. Odorless.
Uses
Manufacture lithographic & printing inks, plastic compd, artificial silk, matches, light filters for mercury lamps, clarifying agent, pharmaceutic aid (suspending agent), in hectographic masters, sizing paper & textiles.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9000-70-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-554-6
RTECS
LX8580000
RTECS class
Reproductive Effector
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8414
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Boiling point, °C
100
Density
0.68 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble in hot water

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 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 protective 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. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizers.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustion generates toxic fumes. Extinguishing media: Use water spray, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Hazards
This material in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust explosion.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Intraperitoneal injection has resulted in fetal effects.
   Ingestion
Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Dust may cause mechanical irritation. Intraperitoneal injection has resulted in fetal effects.
   Eyes
Dust may cause mechanical 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. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. 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
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
3503 00 10