Agent Name

i-Carrageenan

CAS Number

9062-07-1

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

iota-Carrageenan; Carrageenan-iota; [ChemIDplus] Vegetable gelatin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Yellowish or tan to white solid; [Merck Index] Beige solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Extract from red seaweed composed of sulfated polysaccharides that can form thermoreversible gels; Used for gelling, emulsifying, stabilizing, and viscosity building in foods; [Merck Index]

Comments

Not a skin or eye irritant in rabbits; Not considered hazardous by GHS classification; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Carrageenan."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 930 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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