Glycerol MSDS

Glycerol MSDS


  • 1.1. Product Name: Glycerol
  • 1.2. Description: Glycerol is a simple polyol compound manufactured through chemical synthesis.
  • 1.3. Chemical Formula: C3H8O3
  • 1.4. Molecular weight: 92.09
  • 1.5. CAS #: 56-81-5
  • 1.6. EINECS #: 200-289-5
  • 1.7. Manufactured by: China manufacturer.
  • 1.8. Supplied by: China Glycerol manufacturer.
  • 1.9. Usage: In food as humectant, solvent, and sweetener

2. Composition

  • 2.1. Glycerol: >99.5%
  • 2.2. Hazardous impurities: Chloride ≤ 0.001%, Sulphates ≤ 0.002%, Heavy Metal( Pb) ≤ 5ug/g, Iron ≤ 0.0002%

3. Physical/Chemical Characteristics

  • 3.1. Physical State: Liquid
  • 3.2. Appearance: Colorless, Clear, Syrup Liquid
  • 3.3. Odor: Mild
  • 3.4. pH: 7-7.5
  • 3.5. Melting point/range: 19°C (66.2°F)
  • 3.6. Boiling point: 290°C (554°F)
  • 3.7. Bulk density: 1.26g/cm3
  • 3.8. Solubility: Miscible in cold water, hot water

4. Stability/Reactivity

  • 4.1. Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures
  • 4.2. Shelf Life: 12 months period
  • 4.3. Hazardous decomposition: Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
  • 4.4. Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur
  • 4.5. Incompatible with: Oxidizing agents.

5. Handling/Storage

  • 5.1. Storage: kept in dark, dry and cool place, in sealed container
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse.

6. Exposure Control

  • 6.1. Engineering Controls: Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.
  • 6.2. Respiratory protection: NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator
  • 6.3. Eye Protection: Protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles
  • 6.4. Skin Protection: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothes to minimize skin contact.
  • 6.5. Other: Consult professionals if Glycerol need to be handled under some special conditions.

7. Hazards Identification

  • 7.1. Hazardous overview: Glycerol is Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
  • 7.2. Contact with eyes: May cause eye irritation.
  • 7.3. Contact with skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
  • 7.4. Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
  • 7.5. Inhalation: Low hazard for usual industrial handling. Inhalation of a mist of this material may cause respiratory tract irritation.
  • 7.6. Other: Not Applicable

8. First Aid Measures

  • 8.1. Contact with eyes: Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
  • 8.2. Contact with skin: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Cold water may be used.
  • 8.3. Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
  • 8.4. Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately.

9. Fire and Explosion Data

  • 9.1. General information: May be combustible at high temperature.
  • 9.2. Flash point: CLOSED CUP: 160°C (320°F). OPEN CUP: 177°C (350.6°F)
  • 9.3. Ignition control: Avoid Daidzein ignition sources Glycerol vapor might be generated.
  • 9.4. Dust control: Keep the handling area with adequate ventilation
  • 9.5. Extinguishing Media: Not available
  • 9.6. Spills/Leaks: Dilute with water and mop up, or absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.

10. Transport Information

  • 10.1. No special requirements and no restrictions on transportation by land, sea or air.

11. Ecological Information

  • 11.1. Glycerol is fully degradation biodegradable.The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself

12. Other Information

  • 12.1. The information in Glycerol MSDS was obtained from current and reliable sources. However, the data is provided without any warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. Since the conditions for use, handling, storage and disposal of this product are beyond our control, it is the responsibility of the user both to determine safe conditions for use of this product and to assume liability for loss, damage, or expense arising out of the products improper use. No warranty expressed or implied regarding the product described herein will be created by or inferred from any statement or omission in the MSDS. Various federal, state, or provincial agencies may have specific regulations concerning the transportation, handling, storage, use, or disposal of this product which may not be reflected in the MSDS. The user should review these regulations to ensure full compliance.
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