- Xanthane gum
Light beige powder.
Food additive: binders/emulsion stabilizers/viscosity controlling agent
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
1.5 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
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.
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.
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
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.
Oxides of carbon.
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.
Dusts can form explosive mixtures in air.
Swallowing this material is not likely to be harmful.
This material is a dust or may produce dust. Breathing small amounts of this material is not likely to be harmful.
Unlikely to cause skin irritation or injury.
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.
First aid is not normally required. If symptoms develop, seek medical attention.
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.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
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.