Agent Name

Amylase

Alternative Name

Diastase

CAS Number

9000-92-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Amylase, alkaline; Amylopol P; Amzyme TX 8; Dabiase K-27; Diastase; Diastase, malt; Enzyme, amylolytic; Glycogenase; JP-Diastase; Kleistase M 20; Kleistase TU 20; Malt diastase; Maltase; Maltin; Mylase 100; Neospitase K; Ptyalin; Rapidase 2M; Thermoamylase; Termozym; [ChemIDplus] Diastase, from Aspergillus oryzae; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Enzymes

Description

Beige hygroscopic powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Catalyzes the hydrolysis of polysaccharides; Used in the production of beer, bread, animal feeds, and digestive aids; Also used in processing of starch and sewage; [Merck Index]

Comments

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

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

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