L-(-)-Allose

Formula
C6H12O6
Structure
Description
Off-white solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7635-11-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-565-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
1724618
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-04300

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O6
Formula mass
180.15
Melting point, °C
127 - 129
Boiling point, °C
376
Solubility in water
Very soluble
pKa/pKb
12.45 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
-3.24

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. 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 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.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
   Inhalation
No hazard expected in normal industrial use.
   Skin
Non-irritating to the skin.
   Eyes
No information regarding eye irritation and other potential effects was found.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Wash mouth out with water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
   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
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
   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.