Agent Name

Malt extract

CAS Number

8002-48-0

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Extract of malt; Malt extract, barley; Malt extract, powder; Malt syrup; Malt syrup extract; Malt, ext.; Malted barley extract; Maltine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Light brown viscous liquid; [Hawley] Solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Composed of dextrin, maltose, glucose, and an amylolytic enzyme and used to convert starches into soluble sugars; [Hawley] Used as a flavor, brewing additive, nutrient, and emulsifying agent; [HSDB]

Comments

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

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