Polysorbate 40

  • Tween 40
Formula
C62H122O26
Description
Viscous tan liquid with a tan odor.
Uses
Emulsifier in cosmetics, textile finishes, & baked goods.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9005-66-7
RTECS
WG2933000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-3612
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C62H122O26
Formula mass
1283.63
Melting point, °C
0.1
Boiling point, °C
>110
Density
1.05 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
200 mPas
Refractive index
1.47 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. 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 minimize contact with skin.
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.
Disposal code
28
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizer materials
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>149
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, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
May cause chronic heart disease due to effects on the heart muscle. Repeated or prolonged skin contact may cause "antimony measles", characterized by itchy papules and pustules around the sweat and fat glands most seen in moist body areas. May cause cancer based on epidemiologic studies.
   Ingestion
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause mild eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. 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
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
3402 13 00