Guar gum

  • A-20d
  • 1212A
  • Burtonite v-7-e
  • Burtonite v 7e
  • Cyamopsis gum
  • Dealca tp1
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Off-white to yellowish-white powder. Five to eight times the thickening power of starch.
Uses
As protective colloid, stabilizer, thickening and film forming agent for cheese, salad dressing, ice cream, soups, in paper sizing, as binding and disintegrating agent in tablet formulations, in pharmaceutical jelly formulations, in suspensions, emulsions, lotions, creams, toothpastes, in mining industry as flocculant, as filtering agent, in water treatment as a coagulant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9000-30-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-536-8
RTECS
MG0185000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; 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.
Solubility in water
completely soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. 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 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 protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by combination with with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents Reacts with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water.
Decomposition
Acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
   Eyes
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
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. Get medical aid.

Transport.