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Agar agar or Agar or China grass or Gum agar: CAS Number: 9002-18-0, EINECS EC Number: 232-658-1, Molecular Formula: yy, Molecular Weight: yy, HS Code ---**

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Agar agar
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Agar agar

Agar-agar or agar also known as china grass is a vegetarian gelatin substitute produced from seaweed. This white and semi-translucent vegetable gelatin contains a few calories and is an excellent source of a calcium, iron, and fiber. It is available in both flake, powder, and bar varieties, and can be used in several recipes as a stabilizing and thickening agent for custards, puddings, sauces, marshmallows etc.

General properties and Specifications of Agar agar or Agar or China grass or Gum agar:
Appearance: White solid, flake, powder, grass strips and bar.
Moisture: 12% to 20% as agreed between the buyer and the seller.
Melting Temperature: 85-95C
Insoluble matter: 1% maximum
Total Colony Count: 1000 cfu/gm maximum
Salmonella SP: Nil
E. Coli: Nil.

Specifications of Agar USP NF Grade:

Agar is the dried, hydrophilic, colloidal substance extracted from Gelidium cartilagineum (Linné) Gaillon (Fam. Gelidiaceae), Gracilaria confervoides (Linné) Greville (Fam. Sphaerococcaceae), and related red algae (Class Rhodophyceae).

Botanic characteristics:
Agar: Usually in bundles consisting of thin, membranous, agglutinated strips or in cut, flaked, or granulated forms. May be weak yellowish orange, yellowish gray to pale yellow or colorless. Is tough when damp, brittle when dry.
Histology: In water mounts Agar appears granular and somewhat filamentous; a few fragments of the spicules of sponges and a few frustules of diatoms may be present; in Japanese Agar, the frustules of Arachnoidiscus ehrenbergii Baillon often occur, being disk-shaped and from 100 microm to 300 microm in diameter.
Powdered Agar: White to yellowish white or pale yellow; in chloral hydrate its fragments are transparent, more or less granular, striated, and angular, and occasionally they contain frustules of diatoms.
A: Iodine colors some of the fragments of Agar bluish black, with some areas reddish to violet.
B: When boiled with 65 times its weight of water for 10 minutes, with constant stirring, and adjusted to a concentration of 1.5%, by weight, with hot water, Agar forms a clear liquid which congeals at 32C to 39C to form a firm resilient gel, which does not melt below 85C.
Microbial limits: It meets the requirements of the test for absence of Salmonella species.
Water: If necessary, cut it into pieces from 2 mm to 5 mm square, and dry at 105C for 5 hours: it loses not more than 20.0% of its weight.
Total ash: not more than 6.5%, on a dry-weight basis.
Acid-insoluble ash: not more than 0.5%, on a dry-weight basis.
Foreign organic matter: not more than 1.0%.
Limit of foreign insoluble matter: To 7.5 g add sufficient water to make 500 g, boil for 15 minutes, and readjust to the original 500 g. To 100 g of the uniformly mixed material add hot water to make 200 mL, heat almost to boiling, filter while hot through a tared filtering crucible, rinse the container with several portions of hot water, and pass these rinsings through the crucible. Dry the crucible and its contents at 105 to constant weight: not more than 15 mg (1.0%) remains.
Arsenic: 3 ppm.
Lead: 0.001%.
Heavy metals: 0.004%.
Limit of foreign starch: A solution made by boiling 0.10 g of it in 100 mL of water does not, upon cooling, produce a blue color upon the addition of iodine.
Gelatin: Dissolve about 1 g in 100 mL of boiling water, and allow to cool to about 50. To 5 mL of the solution add 2 to 3 drops of a mixture of 0.2 M potassium dichromate solution and 3 N hydrochloric acid (4:1): no yellow precipitate is formed.
Water absorption: Place 5.0 g in a 100-mL graduated cylinder, fill to the mark with water, mix and allow to stand at 25C for 24 hours. Pour the contents of the cylinder through moistened glass wool, allowing the water to drain into a second 100-mL graduated cylinder: not more than 75 mL of water is obtained.

Specifications of Agar BP Ph Eur Grade:
Action and use: Excipient.

Polysaccharides from various species of Rhodophyceae mainly belonging to the genus Gelidium. It is prepared by treating the algae with boiling water; the extract is filtered whilst hot, concentrated and dried.

Appearance: Powder or crumpled strips 2-5 mm wide or sometimes flakes, colourless or pale yellow, translucent, somewhat tough and difficult to break, becoming more brittle on drying.
Mucilaginous taste.

A. Examine under a microscope. When mounted in 0.005 M iodine, the strips or flakes are partly stained brownish-violet. Magnified 100 times, they show the following diagnostic characters: numerous minute, colourless, ovoid or rounded grains on an amorphous background; occasional brown, round or ovoid spores with a reticulated surface, measuring up to 60 microm, may be present. Reduce to a powder, if necessary. The powder is yellowish-white. Examine under a microscope using 0.005 M iodine. The powder presents angular fragments with numerous grains similar to those seen in the strips and flakes; some of the fragments are stained brownish-violet.
B. Dissolve 0.1 g with heating in 50 mL of water. Cool. To 1 mL of the mucilage carefully add 3 mL of water so as to form 2 separate layers. Add 0.1 mL of 0.05 M iodine. A dark brownish-violet colour appears at the interface. Mix. The liquid becomes pale yellow.
C. Heat 5 mL of the mucilage prepared for identification test B on a water-bath with 0.5 mL of hydrochloric acid for 30 min. Add 1 mL of barium chloride solution. A white turbidity develops within 30 min.
D. Heat 0.5 g with 50 mL of water on a water-bath until dissolved. Only a few fragments remain insoluble. During cooling, the solution gels between 35C and 30C. Heat the gel thus obtained on a water-bath; it does not liquefy below 80C.

Swelling index: Minimum 10 and within 10 per cent of the value stated on the label, determined on the powdered herbal drug (355).
Insoluble matter: Maximum 1.0 per cent.
To 5.00 g of the powdered herbal drug (355) add 100 mL of water and 14 mL of dilute hydrochloric acid. Boil gently for 15 min with frequent stirring. Filter the hot liquid through a tared, sintered-glass filter (160), rinse the filter with hot water and dry at 100-105C. The residue weighs a maximum of 50 mg.
Gelatin: To 1.00 g add 100 mL of water and heat on a water-bath until dissolved. Allow to cool to 50C. To 5 mL of this solution add 5 mL of picric acid solution. No turbidity appears within 10 min.
Loss on drying: Maximum 20.0 per cent, determined on 1.000 g of the powdered herbal drug (355) by drying in an oven at 105C.
Total ash: Maximum 5.0 per cent.
Microbial contamination:
TAMC: acceptance criterion 1000 CFU/g.
TYMC: acceptance criterion 100 CFU/g.
Absence of Escherichia coli.
Absence of Salmonella.

The label states the swelling index.

Specifications of Agar FCC Food Grade:
INS: 406 CAS: [9002-18-0]

Agar is commercially available as white to pale yellow bundles consisting of thin, membranous agglutinated strips, or in cut, flaked, granulated, or powdered forms. Agar is a generic name given to a group of related molecules with a repeating unit of agarobiose formed basically by D- and L-galactose units interlinked with _-1,3 and _-1,4 linkages. Approximately every tenth D-galactopyranose unit contains a sulfate ester group. It is extracted from the cellular walls of agarophyte seaweed, considering as such the red seaweed from phylum Rodophyta, which belong to the Gelidiceae, Gracilariaceae, and Ahnpheltiaceae families. It is insoluble in cold water, but it is soluble in boiling water.
Function: Stabilizer; emulsifier; thickener.

A. Place a few fragments of unground sample or a small amount of the powder on a slide, add a few drops of water and examine microscopically. The sample appears granular and somewhat filamentous. A few fragments of the spicules of sponges and a few frustules of diatoms may be present.
B. While stirring continuously, boil 1 g of sample with 65 mL of water for 10 min, and adjust to a concentration of 1.5%, by weight, with hot water. A clear liquid results that congeals between 32C and 39C to form a firm, resilient gel that does not liquefy below 85C.
Arsenic: Not more than 3 mg/kg.
Ash: (Acid-Insoluble) Not more than 0.5%, calculated on the dried basis.
Ash: (Total) Not more than 6.5%, calculated on the dried basis.
Gelatin: Passes test.
Insoluble Matter: Not more than 1.0%.
Lead: Not more than 5 mg/kg.
Loss on Drying: Not more than 20.0%.
Starch: Passes test.
Water Absorption: Passes test.

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Agar agar or Agar or China grass or Gum agar SDS GHS, Safety Data Sheet
MSDS Sheet, Material Safety Data Sheet

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name & Other Names: Agar agar or Agar or China grass or Gum agar.
CAS Number
: 9002-18-0
EINECS EC Code: 232-658-1
Relevant uses and uses advised against (if any): Industrial Manufacturing.
Suppliers: As per letterhead.

Section 2: Hazards Identification

GHS, Globally Harmonized System Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910
Hazard Class and Category Code(s), Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP)

Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
This substance is not classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.

Labeling Regulation as per GHS & EC 1272/2008 (CLP) & GHS

GHS Label Elements

Signal Word: None

Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC):
May causes mild skin irritation.
May causes mild eye irritation.

Precautionary statements:
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
P302+P352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P303+P361+P353 - IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340 - IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337+313: If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.

Section 3: Composition and Information on Ingredients

Product Name & Other Names: Agar agar or Agar or China grass or Gum agar.
CAS Number
: 9002-18-0
EINECS EC Code: 232-658-1

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Always seek medical advice after the first aid treatment.

Skin: Rinse with water. Soap may be used. Seek Medical Aid.
Eyes: Wash eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lids occasionally. Seek Medical Aid.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Ingestion: If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately after giving two glasses of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Treatment: Treat symptomatically.

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

Products of Combustion: Oxides of carbon and toxic fumes.
Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
General: Powdered material may form explosive dust-air mixtures.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment, and emergency procedures: Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapors/spray. Use individual protective equipment (waterproof boots, suitable protective clothing, safety glasses, etc.). Restrict unprotected personnel from the area. Prevent any contact with hot surfaces. Do not approach facing the wind. Do not touch the spilled material.
Environmental precautions: Do not let the product enter drains, soil or water sources.
Methods and materials used for containment Cleanup procedures and Storage:
Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to legal requirements.
Large Spill: Contain spilled material. Do not inhale dust, vapors, mist, or gas. Avoid dust formation. Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate as per law.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling: Apply according to good manufacturing and industrial hygiene practices. Ensure proper ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not drink, eat, or smoke while handling. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Minimize dust generation. Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/mist/vapors/spray. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Use individual protective equipment (waterproof boots, suitable protective clothing, safety glasses, etc.). Prevent any contact with hot surfaces.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store in cool, dry, and ventilated area away from heat sources and protected from sunlight in tightly closed original container. Keep air contact to a minimum. Do not leave the material container open. Store protected from heat, sparks and ignition sources and incompatible materials. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of dust/mist/vapor. Do not store with incompatible materials like oxidizing agents. Exposure to moisture may affect product quality.

Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Exposure Guidelines: This product does not contain any hazardous materials with occupational exposure limits established by the region-specific regulatory bodies.
Engineering Controls: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume, or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection: Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill: Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self-contained breathing apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be enough; consult a specialist BEFORE handling this product.

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance: White solid, flake, powder, grass strips and bar.
Odor: None.
Odor threshold: Not available.
pH: Not available.
Relative density: Not available.
Melting point/freezing point: 85-95C.
Initial boiling point and boiling range: Not available.
Flash point: Not available.
Auto-ignition temperature: Not available.
Decomposition temperature: Not available.
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits: Not available.
Vapor pressure: Not available.
Vapor density: Not available.
Evaporation rate: Not available.
Flammability (solid, gas): Not available.
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water: Not available.
Solubility: Swells in water. Practically insoluble in cold water and soluble in hot water.
Viscosity: Not available.

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Stability: It is stable in room temperature in closed containers under normal storage & handling.
Conditions of instability: Incompatible materials, Strong oxidizers. Exposure to moisture may affect product quality.
Incompatibility with various substances: Avoid high temperatures, sparks, open flames, and moisture. Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents. Avoid dust formation.
Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

LD50 Oral - Rat: LD50 = 11 g/kg ( Rat ).
Carcinogenic Effects: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC, NTP, ACGIH, OSHA.
Reproductive toxicity: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Developmental Effects: No data available.

Section 12: Ecological Information

Toxicity to fish: No data available.
BOD5 and COD: Not available.
Persistence and degradability: It is expected to degrade. Persistence is unlikely.
Bioaccumulative potential: Bioaccumulation is unlikely.
Mobility in soil: Likely to be mobile.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: Not available.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal: Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental control regulations.

Section 14: Transport Information

DOT (USA) & ADR/RID Europe: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods

Section 15: Other Regulatory Information

USA Regulations:
SARA 202: Not applicable
SARA 313: Not applicable
SARA 311/312 Hazard Categories: Not applicable
California Prop 65: California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

Section 16 - Additional Information

Our company provides this MSDS sheet in good faith but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This SDS sheet is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. The above information has been compiled from various sources and has the possibility of discrepancy and being out-dated information. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment and do further search in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. In no case shall our company be liable to loss or damages by the product user.