Lecithin

  • Acti-Flow-68SB
  • AF-1
  • Alcolec-S
  • Egg yolk
  • Phospholutein
  • Vitellin
Formula
Unspecified
Structure
Description
Beige granules. The complex combination of diglycerides of fatty acids linked to the choline ester of phosphoric acid.
Uses
Treating leather & textiles, medication: lipotropic agent, food additive.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8002-43-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-307-2
RTECS
OG7565000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,5452
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-3857
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Density
1.0305 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Do not store in direct sunlight. Keep refrigerated. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Avoid contact with air and sunlight.
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 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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
Oxidizes when exposed to air.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizers.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of phosphorus, 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: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
No information available.
   Skin
No information reported.
   Eyes
Contact may cause transient eye 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.
USCG CHRIS Code
LEC
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
III