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R(+)-alpha-Carotene(7488-99-5)

R(+)-alpha-Carotene(7488-99-5)
Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】

R(+)-alpha-Carotene
【Synonyms】

(6'R)-b,e-Carotene
all-trans-a-Carotene
【CAS】

7488-99-5
【Formula】

C40H56
【Molecular Weight】

536.88
【Merck】

12,1901
【Beilstein/Gmelin】

2067409
【Beilstein Reference】

4-05-00-02620
Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents
【Solubility in water】

Insoluble
【Melting Point】

185
【Density】

1.00 g/cm3 (20 C)
【Usage】

A orange photosynthetic pigment important for photosynthesis. It is responsible for the orange colour of the carrot and many other fruits and vegetables.
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents
【Ingestion】

Seek medical assistance.
【Inhalation】

Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
【Skin】

Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. Wash skin with soap and water.
【Eyes】

In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents
【Storage】

Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
【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.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents
【Skin】

May cause burns.
【Eyes】

See Skin.
【UN (DOT)】

1325
Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal Protection】

Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
【Respirators】

Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
【Exposure Effects】

The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Fire Fighting】

Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, sand, earth, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
【Fire Potential】

Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents
【Stability】

No data.
【Combustion Products】

Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
Transport InformationBack to Contents
【UN Number】

1325
【Hazard Class】

4.1
【Packing Group】

II; III
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