International Chemical Safety Cards

GLUCONIC ACID ICSC: 1738
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
D-Gluconic acid
2,3,4,5,6-Pentahydroxyhexanoic acid
Glycogenic acid
C6H12O7
Molecular mass: 196.2
ICSC #    1738
CAS #     526-95-4
RTECS # LZ5057100
November 23, 2009 Validated
GH, nsidered
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide .
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN

Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.

Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from strong bases, strong oxidants.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1738 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

GLUCONIC ACID ICSC: 1738
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants. The solution in water is a medium strong acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 131C
Density: 1.23
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 100
(good)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.87
(estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The commercial form is a 50 % aqueous solution, which is a colorless to brownish liquid.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1738 GLUCONIC ACID
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.