Agent Name

Invertase

CAS Number

9001-57-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

beta-Fructofuranosidase; Fructosylinvertase; Glucosucrase; Saccharase; Sucrase; beta-Invertase; Fructofuranosidase, beta-; [ChemIDplus] Invertin; [Merck Index] Invertin MERCK humectant for confectionery E 1103; [Merck MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

White to tan solids or liquids; [JECFA] Light yellow liquid; [Merck MSDS] White odorless powder; [Aldon MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Enzyme, usually obtained from yeast, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into fructose and glucose; [Merck Index] Used for enzyme preparation and in confectionery and pastry applications; [JECFA] Used to make pharmaceuticals; [Merck MSDS]

Comments

A mild irritant; May cause respiratory sensitization; [Merck MSDS] May cause irritation; May cause allergic reactions by skin contact and inhalation; [Aldon MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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