Agent Name

Sucrose octaacetate

CAS Number

126-14-7

Formula

C28-H38-O19

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,3,4,6-Tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-fructofuranosyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside tetraacetate; 2,3,4,6,1',3',4',6'-Octa-O-acetylsucrose; alpha-D-Glucopyranoside, 1,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-fructofuranosyl, tetraacetate; Octa-O-acetylsucrose; Octaacetylsucrose; alpha-D-Glucopyranoside, 1,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-fructofuranosyl, 2,3,4,6-tetraacetate; alpha-D-Glucopyranoside, 1,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-beta-D-fructofuranosyl, tetracetate; [ChemIDplus] D-(+)-Sucrose octaacetate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Disaccharides

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Beige hygroscopic powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an adhesive, denaturant (alcohol), and additive (paper, lacquer, and plastic production); [Merck Index] Used as an inert ingredient (adhesive) in insect repellents, herbicides, flea and tick sprays, and other insecticides; Approved by the FDA for use as a direct and indirect food additive and as a nail-biting and thumb-sucking deterrent in over-the-counter products; [ToxPlanet: EPA - Inert Reassessment]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A mild skin irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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