Safety Data Sheets of Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
SECTION 1 - IDENTITY
Common Name: Monosodium glutamate, MSG
CAS NO.£Ü142-47-2 (Anhydrous); 6106-04-3 (Monohydrate)
Chemical Name: Glutamic acid, monosodium salt
Chemical Family: a-Aminoglutaric acid
2 - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Principal Hazardous Component(s): Does not apply
Percentage %: Does not apply
Threshold Limit Value (units): Does not apply
3 - PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS (Fire & Explosion
Boiling Point: Does not apply
Melting Point: 195degree C
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.635
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): Unavailable
Percent Volatile by Volume (%): Unavailable
Vapor Density (Air=1): Unavailable
Evaporation Rate ( _ =1) : Unavailable
Solubility in Water: 74.0 grams per 100 ml water at 25degree C;112.0
grams per 100 ml water at 60degree C; 40% solution at room temperature;10%
solution of MSG should be transparent, colorless and the PH value
should be between 6.7-7.2.
Reactivity in Water: Not reactive
Appearance and Odor: White, practically odorless, free-flowing
crystalline. Complies with the specification of Food Chemicals
Codex (FCC grade).
Flash Point: Does not apply
Flammable Limit in Air % by Volume
. Lower : Does not apply
. Upper : Does not apply
Extinguisher Media: Water, Carbon dioxide CO2
Auto-Ignition Temperature: Does not apply
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: No special procedure is required
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Nothing
4 - PHYSICAL HAZARDS
Unstable / X Stable: Stable
Conditions to avoid: Keep away from moisture, heat and sun ray
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Moisture
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nothing
May Occur / X Will Not Occur: Will not occur
Conditions to Avoid: Nothing
5 - HEALTH HAZARDS
Threshold Limit Value :
(Of Human Intake) Signs & Symptoms of Exposure 120mg/Kg of
1. Acute Overexposure: Might cause little eye irritation
2. Chronic Overexposure: Unavailable
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Unavailable
Chemical Listed as Careinogen or Potential Careinogen
.National Toxicology Program: _ Yes, X No
. I.A.R.C. Monographs: _ Yes, X No
. OSHA: _ Yes, X No
OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit: Unknown
ACGIH Threshold Limit Value: Unknown
Other Exposure Limit Used: Unknown
Emergency and First Aid Procedures
1. Inhalation: Nothing hazardous. Remove to fresh air.
2. Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with water.
3. Skin: Wash skin with water.
4. Ingestion: Nothing.
6 - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Not needed. But a mask
is recommended if in close space.
. Local Exhaust: Required
. Mechanical(General): No
Protective Glove : Not needed
Eye Protection : Eye glasses is recommended.
Clothing or Equipment : Nothing
7 - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
AND SPILL/LEAK PROCEDURES
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storage: No special precaution
are necessary in its handling.
Stored in a dry place and keep away from moisture, heat and sun
Other Precautions: Shelf life of at least 2 years. 4 years when
kept under dry and good conditions.
Steps to be taken in case Material is Released or Spilled: Glutamic
acid, monosodium salt
Chemical Family : Clean up by vacuum-cleaner and wash by water.
Waste Disposal Methods: Wash away by water.