Propylene glycol alginate

  • FEMA number 2941
  • Hydroxypropyl alginate
  • Kelcoloid
  • Kelcoloid hvf
  • Propylene alginate
Formula
Unspecified
Description
Amber liquid
Uses
Thickener in foods.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9005-37-2
RTECS
UJ1585000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7500
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Boiling point, °C
> 100
Density
1.106 g/cm3
Solubility in water
100 g/L

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store at 20 C.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved full-facepiece airline respirator in the positive pressure mode with emergency escape provisions.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
May be degraded if held @ high temperature for long periods alginates. Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>150
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. n case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Even though a substance may be considered non-toxic for the amount ingested or packaged, it should not be considered as non-toxic in any amounts. Even ingestions of various foodstuffs can cause adverse symptoms if large amounts are eaten (green apples, garlic, onion). The most important fact to remember is to treat the patient not the poison, especially when the diagnosis is unknown. Knowing that the product is listed as non-toxic helps avoid overtreating the patient or being over zealous in getting a patient to professional medical care. If there is a question of simultaneous ingestion of a product which may be more dangerous, the management on the more toxic agent should be consulted.
   Inhalation
Although inhalation of common dust may not be considered toxic, it is certainly a hazard if there is inhalation of too many particles. Individuals should be removed from exposure to too high a concentration of even relatively non-toxic substances.
   Skin
Foreign materials spilled on the skin may not represent a toxic or irritation hazard in small quantities, but may produce adverse effects if applied in large quantities or if used over a significant period of time. Whenever possible, foreign materials should be removed from the skin with simple washing. Should skin irritation or erythema occur, a patient may wish to seek medical assistance.
   Eyes
Foreign materials in the eye may not cause a toxic reaction, but injury from a foreign body may occur. In such cases, the patient should be observed for eye irritation and should seek medical assistance if the irritation becomes significant.

Transport.