Agent Name

Cellulase

CAS Number

9012-54-8

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Ku-zyme; Kutrase; Cellulase, aspergillus niger; Cellulase, trichoderma viride; Fungal cellulase; 1,4-(1,3;1,4)-beta-D-Glucan-4-glucanohydrolase; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Solid; [IUCLID]

Sources/Uses

In enzyme preparations used to make instant coffee, bread, fruit juice, and wine; [JECFA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause respiratory sensitization; [IUCLID] May cause irritation and respiratory sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Danger of airway sensitization; [MAK] See "Fungal cellulase."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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