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Name Lecithin
CAS 8002-43-5
EINECS(EC#) 232-307-2
Molecular Formula C42H80NO8P
MDL Number MFCD00147406
Molecular Weight 758.06
MOL File 8002-43-5.mol

Chemical Properties

Appearance solid
Melting point  >145°C (dec.)
density  d424 1.0305
Fp  57 °C
storage temp.  2-8°C
solubility  chloroform: 0.1 g/mL, slightly hazy, slightly yellow to deep orange
form  solution
color  Pale Brown to Yellow
Odor at 100.00?%. bland fatty
Stability: Stable, but light, heat, moisture and air-sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Water Solubility  NEGLIGIBLE
Merck  14,5429
BRN  5209585
Lecithin is an emulsifier that is a mixture of phosphatides which are typically surface-active. it is now commercially obtained from soy- beans; previously it was obtained from egg yolk. it is used in marga- rine as an emulsifier and antispatter agent; in chocolate manufacture it controls flow properties by reducing viscosity and reducing the cocoa butter content from 3 to 5%; it is used as a wetting agent in cocoa powder, fillings, and beverage powders; an antisticking agent in griddling fat; and in baked goods to assist the shortening mix with other dough ingredients and to stabilize air cells. typical usage levels range from 0.1 to 1.0%.
CAS DataBase Reference 8002-43-5
EPA Substance Registry System Lecithins(8002-43-5)

Safety Data

Hazard Codes  T,Xn,F,N
Risk Statements 
Safety Statements 
WGK Germany  3
RTECS  OG7565000
HS Code  29239000
Hazardous Substances Data 8002-43-5(Hazardous Substances Data)
Uses This catalyst is used for the reduction of carbon dioxide and carbonyls.
LD50 oral in rat: > 8mL/kg

Hazard Information

Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS)