Agent Name

Maltose

CAS Number

69-79-4

Formula

C12-H22-O11

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

4-(alpha-D-Glucopyranosido)-alpha-glucopyranose; 4-(alpha-D-Glucosido)-D-glucose; 4-O-alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-glucose; 4-O-alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl-beta-D-glucopyranose; Advanctose 100; Cextromaltose; D-(+)-Maltose; D-Maltose; Finetose; Finetose F; Malt sugar; Maltobiose; Maltodiose; Sunmalt; Sunmalt S; D-Glucose, 4-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-; Maltose, pure; [ChemIDplus] Maltos; Martos-10; [Merck Index]

Category

Disaccharides

Description

White odorless crystals; [Mallinckrodt Baker MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a nutrient, sweetener, stabilizer for polysulfides, and in pharmaceuticals; [Merck Index] Used as a nutritive sweetener; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

No evidence of teratogenicity in rabbits, rats, or mice at extremely high intravenous doses (10, 30, and 10 gm/kg, respectively); [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] May cause irritation; [Mallinckrodt Baker MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.09E-17 mm Hg

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