Raffinose, pentahydrate

  • D-Raffinose pentahydrate
  • a-D-Glucopyranoside, b-D-fructofuranosyl O-a-D-galactopyranosyl-(1->6)-, pentahydrate
Formula
C18H32O16.5H2O
Structure
Description
White crystalline sugar obtained from cottenseed, sugar beets and molasses.
Uses
Some insects use it for chemical communications.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
17629-30-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-146-9
RTECS
LZ5851200
Merck
12,8279
Beilstein/Gmelin
4285763
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C18H32O16 . 5H2O
Formula mass
594.52
Melting point, °C
80
Density
1.516 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Freely soluble

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. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. 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 prevent skin exposure.
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
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
F (Not subject to toxicity classification)
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
No information regarding skin irritation and other potential effects was found.
   Eyes
No information regarding eye irritation and other potential effects was found.

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 immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
HS Code
2940 00 10