Agent Name

alpha-Amylase

CAS Number

9000-90-2

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,4-alpha-D-Glucan glucanohydrolase; 1,4-alpha-D-Glucanase; Amilosubtilin; Amylase, alpha-; Amylase, alpha- (Aspergillus oryzae); Amylolichoterm; Amylosubtilin; Bioalpha amylase; Bioamylase BAA; Biobake 40000; Bioferm L; Fortizyme; Pancreatic amylase; alpha Amylase; alpha-Amylase (swine pancreas); alpha-Amylase enzyme preparation from Bacillus stearothermophilus; [ChemIDplus] alpha-Amylase (porcine); Maxilase; [Merck Index] Amylase AD; Amylase THC 250; Amylogal CS; Amylolisin 5; Amylopsin; Bactosol TK; BAM 240; BAN 120L; Biotex GT; Biozyme F; Buclamase; Canalpha 600L; Clarase; Denazyme SA 7; Endoamylase; EC 3.2 1.1; Fungamyl 300 L; G 995; G6-Amylase; G-zyme G 995; Hitempase; Kleistase KD; Kleistase L 1; Kleistase T 5; Kokugen K; Maltogenase 4000L; Maxamyl; Maxamyl HT 3000; Maxamyl WL 15,000; Pivozin; Plurafact oxam; Ptyalin; Speedase HS; Speedase M; Speedase XP 404; Spitase CP 1; Sumizyme L; Taka-amylase; Taka-amylase A; Taka-diastase; Takalite L 340; Takatherm; Tanase; Termamyl; Termamyl 60L; Termamyl 120L; Termamyl 60T; Thermolase; Takalite; WC 8; [RTECS] alpha-Amylase, from porcine pancreas; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

White or beige solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Enzymes (usually derived from swine pancreas) that catalyze the hydrolysis of starch and glycogen; Used in starch processing, brewing, distilling, baking, animal feeds, sewage treatment, and as a digestive aid; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation and respiratory sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Fungal alpha-amylase."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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