N-Acetyl-alpha-D-glucosamine

  • alpha-D-Glucopyranose, 2-(acetylamino)-2-deoxy-
Formula
C8H15NO6
Structure
Description
White powder with a characteristic odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10036-64-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-115-1
Beilstein/Gmelin
1429039
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-02037
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H15NO6
Formula mass
221.21
Melting point, °C
211
Boiling point, °C
471
Solubility in water
Soluble.
Partition coefficient, pKow
-2.82

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of nitrogen and carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, sand. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment.
Hazards
Dust can form explosive mixtures in air.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: mouth and throat irritation (soreness, dry or scratchy feeling, cough), allergic reaction (causes narrowing of the air passages of the lungs, sweating, flushing, hives, rapid heart rate, and lowered blood pressure).
   Ingestion
This material is a dust or may produce dust. Breathing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Breathing large amounts may be harmful.
   Inhalation
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and swelling of skin. Additional symptoms of skin contact may include: allergic skin reaction (delayed skin rash which may be followed by blistering, scaling and other skin effects).
   Eyes
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.