Gum arabic

  • Acacia dealbata gum
  • Acacia gum
  • Acacia senegal
  • Acacia syrup
  • Arabic gum
  • Australian gum
Formula
Unspecified
Description
White powder.
Uses
Demulcent in cough mixtures and emulsions, in prepn of lozenges, binding medium for flammable materials of matches, in manufacture of water colors, has been employed in color printing as anti-offset agent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9000-01-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-519-5
RTECS
CE5945000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8415
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
1.35 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Readily soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. 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. Keep container tightly closed. 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
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Acacia precipitates or gels when added to ferric salts, borax, basic lead acetate, alcohol, sodium silicate, gelatin or ammoniated tincture of guaiac.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled using a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Hazards
Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
Chronic inhalation may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Ingestion may cause allergic
   Inhalation
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. May cause allergic respiratory reaction. May cause asthmatic attacks due to allergic sensitization of the respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May cause hives. May cause dermatitis.
   Eyes
Causes eye 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. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
Hazard class
6.1