Gellan gum

  • Phytagel
  • Gelrite gellan gum
  • Kelcogel
  • D-Glucopyranuronic acid, polymer with 6-deoxy-L mannopyranose and D-glucopyranose, acetate, calcium potassium sodium salt
Description
Solid.
Uses
Gelling, texturizing, stabilizing, film forming and suspending agent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
71010-52-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
275-117-5
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Unspecified
Formula mass
1000000
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Protective gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Dusk mask.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep, scoop, or vacuum up all spilled materials and contaminated materials and place in clean, dry containers for disposal. Complete cleanup on a dry basis if possible. Do not use floor sweeping compounds in removal of this material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA TWA: 15 mg/m3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed. May cause diarrhea.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.