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D-SORBITOL ICSC: 0892
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

D-glucitol
Hexahydric alcohol
Glucitol
CAS # 50-70-4 C6H14O6
RTECS # LZ4290000 Molecular mass: 182.2
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation


Skin


Eyes
Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.

Ingestion Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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D-SORBITOL ICSC: 0892
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC, WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 110-112C
Density: 1.5 g/cm^3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 220
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -2.2
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated extensively but none have been found.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 1999