Agent Name

Cellulose

CAS Number

9004-34-6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Hydroxycellulose, Pyrocellulose, Paper fiber; [NIOSH]

Category

Polysaccharides

Description

Odorless, white substance. [Note: The principal fiber cell wall material of vegetable tissues (wood, cotton, flax, grass, etc.).]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

As a raw material, it forms the basis for many derivatives used in chromatography, ion exchange materials, explosives manufacturing, and pharmaceutical preparations; [ChemIDplus]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,800 mg/m3/4h

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