- Cane molasses
- Sugarcane molasses
A black syrup with a strong, caramel odor. Considered a non-hazardous material.
Animal feed, fermentation adjunct, food and beverage ingredient.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
1.3 - 1.4 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
This product should be stored in its factory packaging in a dry area. Liquid molasses in bulk should be stored in a vented tank designed to contain a material with specific gravity of 1.3 or greater. Localised microbiological deterioriation may start in areas where the liquid becomes diluted. Storage above 40C can lead to spontaneous decomposition.
Material can ferment if excessive moisture contamination is allocated, and these conditions should be avoided. Fermentation can yield carbon dioxide with possible traces of Ethanol or volatile fatty acids (ie Acetic, Propionic, Lactic or Butyric) and if exposed to a spark or flame may result in an explosion. If maintenance of tank requires entry by personnel, confined space precautions must be undertaken. Insufficient oxygen may be present in vessles containing the product due to the generation of cabon monoxide during fermentation.
Direct skin contact should be avoided by wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers, a cap or hat, and gloves (PVC coated fabric or equivalent.)
An approved particulate respirator should be worn when working in liquid mists or dusts. Respirators should be correctly fitted, maintained in good condition and kept in clean storage when not in use. Replaceable filters and cartridges should be replaced regularly in accordance with the manufacturers' guidelines/
Scoop up or clean up using best means possible. Contain spill. Water may be used to clean area. Notify proper authorities if the need exists.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Oxides of carbon.
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment. Extinguish using media most suitable for surrounding fire.
Low, product will burn in surrounding fire situation.
Carbon, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Unlikely under normal conditions of industrial use, but ingestion may destabilise people with diabetes.
Where spray or mist is inhaled it may cause irritation to nose and throat.
May cause irritation.
Direct splash in the eye may be irritating and cause watering or redness.
USCG CHRIS Code
20 Alcohols, GLycols
IMO Chemical Code
IMO Pollution Category