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STARCHICSC: 1553
October 2004
CAS #: 9005-25-8Amylum
EINECS #: 232-679-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.  NO open flames.  Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
STARCH ICSC: 1553
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air. 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: (C6H10O5)n

Decomposes
Density: 1.5 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Auto-ignition temperature: 410°C  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 10 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen) 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Starch is found in many plants, including maize (corn), tapioca, wheat, rice, barley, oats, millet, lentils, potatoes, amd other grains.
Most starches are composed of 22% to 26% amylose and 74 to 78% amylopectin. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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