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Tragacanth gum(9000-65-1)

Tragacanth gum(9000-65-1)
Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】

Tragacanth gum
【Synonyms】

Astragalus gum
Gum tragacanth
【CAS】

9000-65-1
【EINECS】

232-552-5
【RTECS】

XW7750000
【RTECS Class】

Natural Product; Primary Irritant
【Beilstein/Gmelin】

NA
Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents
【Appearance】

White to light yellow powder.
【Usage】

In pharmaceutical compounding and dispensing, e.G., To suspend heavy insol powders, as an excipient for tablets and to impart consistence to troches, also in making emulsions and emulsifying agents, as stabilizer, thickener, texturizer in food, in adhesives (mucilages, pastes), in textile sizing, textile printing and general printing inks, and in dyeing with insol color lakes.
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents
【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 if irritation or symptoms occur.
【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】

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
【Eyes】

Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents
【Storage】

Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
【Handling】

Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents
【Inhalation】

May cause respiratory tract irritation.
【Skin】

Causes skin irritation.
【Eyes】

Causes eye irritation.
【Ingestion】

Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation. May cause allergic reaction.
Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal 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.
【Exposure Effects】

The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Fire Fighting】

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents
【Stability】

Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
【Incompatibilities】

Strong oxidizing agents.
【Decomposition】

Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
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