Agent Name

Catalase

CAS Number

9001-05-2

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Caperase; Equilase; Fungal catalase; Optidase; Catalase (bovine liver); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A natural enzyme that promotes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen; Commercial products from animal, bacterial, and fungal sources are used in food preservation; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes other gastrointestinal changes in acute subcutaneous studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "ENZYMES."

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