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The MSDS OF Agar Agar strip

1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product name : Agar
Product Number : A7002

Foodchem Building, 2277
Zuchongzhi Road, Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park
Shanghai, 201203, China
Tel: 0086 21 2206 3075
E-Mail: inquiry@foodchem.cn
Fax: 0086 21 5876 8440
Websitewww.foodadditives.com

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Emergency Overview

OSHA Hazards

No known OSHA hazards

HMIS Classification
Health hazard:0
Flammability:0
Physical hazards:0


NFPA Rating
Health hazard:0
Fire:0
Reactivity Hazard:0


Potential Health Effects

Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed.


3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Synonyms :
Gum agar
Agar-agar

CAS-No. EC-No. Index-No. Concentration
Agar
9002-18-0 232-658-1 --

4. FIRST AID MEASURES
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water.

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In case of eye contact

Flush eyes with water as a precaution.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters

Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions
Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or gas.

Environmental precautions

Do not let product enter drains.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Normal measures for preventive fire protection.

Conditions for safe storage

Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Moisture sensitive. Keep in a dry place.


8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection

Respiratory protection is not required. Where protection from nuisance levels of dusts are desired, use type N95
(US) or type P1 (EN 143) dust masks. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate
government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Hand protection

Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching
glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in
accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.

Eye protection

Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH
(US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin and body protection

Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous substances, and to the
specific work-place., The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount
of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.

Hygiene measures

General industrial hygiene practice.

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance
Form powder
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Colour
beige

Safety data

pH 5.0 - 7 at 15 g/l at 50 °C (122 °F)
Melting point no data available
Boiling point no data available
Flash point no data available
Ignition temperature no data available
Lower explosion limit no data available
Upper explosion limit no data available
Water solubility no data available

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Chemical stability
Exposure to moisture. Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Conditions to avoid

Exposure to moisture.

Materials to avoid

Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products

Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Carbon oxides

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute toxicity
LD50 Oral - rat - 11,000 mg/kg

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/eye irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available

Carcinogenicity

IARC:
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable,
possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.

ACGIH:
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.


NTP:
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a known or
anticipated carcinogen by NTP.

OSHA:
No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as a
carcinogen or potential carcinogen by OSHA.


Reproductive toxicity

no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Globally Harmonized System)

no data available

Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure (Globally Harmonized System)

no data available
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Aspiration hazard

no data available

Potential health effects

Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion May be harmful if swallowed.
Skin May be harmful if absorbed through skin. May cause skin irritation.
Eyes May cause eye irritation.


Signs and Symptoms of Exposure

To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

Additional Information

RTECS: AW7950000

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxicity
no data available

Persistence and degradability

no data available

Bioaccumulative potential

no data available

Mobility in soil

no data available

PBT and vPvB assessment

no data available

Other adverse effects

no data available

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.

Contaminated packaging

Dispose of as unused product.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT (US)

Not dangerous goods

IMDG

Not dangerous goods

IATA

Not dangerous goods

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
OSHA Hazards
No known OSHA hazards

DSL Status

All components of this product are on the Canadian DSL list.

SARA 302 Components

SARA 302: No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.

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SARA 313 Components

SARA 313: This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that exceed the threshold
(De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.

SARA 311/312 Hazards

No SARA Hazards

Massachusetts Right To Know Components

No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.

Pennsylvania Right To Know Components

CAS-No. Revision Date
Agar 9002-18-0

New Jersey Right To Know Components
CAS-No. Revision Date
Agar 9002-18-0
California Prop. 65 Components

This product does not contain any chemicals known to State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or any other
reproductive harm.

16. OTHER INFORMATION
Further information

Copyright 2010 Foodchem International Corporation Co. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only.
The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a
guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the
product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the
product.Foodchem International Corporation Co., shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the
above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale.

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