Agent Name

Sucrose

CAS Number

57-50-1

Formula

C12-H22-O11

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

alpha-D-Glucosido)-beta-D-fructofuranoside; Amerfand; Amerfond; Beet sugar; Cane sugar; Confectioner's sugar; D-Sucrose; Fructofuranoside, alpha-D-glucopyranosyl, beta-D; Glucopyranoside, beta-D-fructofuranosyl, alpha-D; Granulated sugar; Microse; Rock candy; Rohrzucker; Saccharose; Saccharum; Sucraloxum [INN-Latin]; Sucrose; Sugar; Table sugar; White sugar; alpha-D-Glucopyranoside, beta-D-fructofuranosyl-; alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl beta-D-fructofuranoside; beta-D-Fructofuranosyl alpha-D-glucopyranoside; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Disaccharides

Description

Hard, white, odorless crystals, lumps, or powder. [Note: May have a characteristic, caramel odor when heated.]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Obtained from cane sugar, sugar beet, and sorghum; Used as a sweetener; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

"May cause mechanical irritation."; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3

PEL (OSHA)

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

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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