Molasses

  • Alexinol
  • Cane molasses
  • Sugarcane molasses
Formula
Mixture
Description
A black syrup with a strong, caramel odor. Considered a non-hazardous material.
Uses
Animal feed, fermentation adjunct, food and beverage ingredient.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8052-35-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
270-698-1
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Boiling point, °C
>100
Density
1.3 - 1.4 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
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.
Handling
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.
Protection
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.)
Respirators
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/
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
500
Fire fighting
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment. Extinguish using media most suitable for surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Low, product will burn in surrounding fire situation.
Combustion products
Carbon, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Unlikely under normal conditions of industrial use, but ingestion may destabilise people with diabetes.
   Inhalation
Where spray or mist is inhaled it may cause irritation to nose and throat.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
Direct splash in the eye may be irritating and cause watering or redness.

First aid
 

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
NOL
 
20 Alcohols, GLycols
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
3