Agent Name

Casein

CAS Number

9000-71-9

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Milk protein, casein; Proteins, milk; BI 1346; Caseins; Milk protein; Plastics, casein; Protoflex; [ChemIDplus] Casein, form bovine milk; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Animal-Derived Allergens

Description

White odorless solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make molded plastics, adhesives, paints, textile finishes, paper coatings, and man-made fibers; Vitamin-free form used for biological assay of vitamins; Medicinal grades are used for determining the effectiveness of digestive enzyme products containing pepsin and trypsin; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as an emulsifier, flavoring agent or adjuvant, formulation and processing aid, nutrient, stabilizer or thickener, surface-finishing agent, and texturizer in foods; [FDA]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Milk protein."

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