Agent Name

Guaiac

CAS Number

9000-29-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Gum Guaiac; Guaiac gum; Guaiac resin; Guaiacum; Guaiacum (resin); Gum guaiac; Gum guaiacum; Resin guaiac; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Brown or greenish-brown solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Resin from species of Guaiacum trees; Used as a preservative in edible fats and oils (0.1%), natural flavoring and antioxidant in foods, fragrance and fixative in perfumes, reagent for identifying hemoglobin, and varnish additive; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Non-toxic ingestion"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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