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MSDS for Arbutin
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Material Safety Data Sheet for Arbutin


Section 1: Identification of substance

Product name: Arbutin

CAS#: 497-76-7

Chemical formula: C12H16O7

RTECS: CE8863000

REACH reference number: 05-2114278657-32-0000


    Name: Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co.,Ltd.

    Add.: Leiyan avenue, Leihe development area, Yicheng, Hubei, 441400, P.R.China

    Http://www.artec.cc  http://www.arbutin.com

    E-mail: artec@artec.cc

    Tel.: 86-710-4393599

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Section 2: Composition/Data on components

Composition: 4-Hydroxyphenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside (CAS#: 497-76-7): 100%

EINECS number: 207-850-3


Section 3: Hazards identification

Hazard description: Arbutin is hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). 

Arbutin is slightly hazardous in case of inhalation (lung irritant). 

Arbutin is non-irritant for skin.

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment: Not available


   Health hazard: 1

   Fire hazard: 1

   Reactivity: 0

   Personal protection: E


   Health: 1

   Flammability: 1

   Reactivity: 0


Section 4: First aid measures

After inhalation:

Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.

Seek immediate medical advice.

After serious inhalation: Not available.

After skin contact:

Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention develops.

Cold water may be used.

After serious skin contact: Not available.

After eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

After ingestion: Do not vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.

After serious ingestion: Not available.


Section 5: Fire fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing agents:

Carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.

Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or resulting gases:

In case of fire, the following can be released: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

Protective equipment:

Wear self-contained respirator.

Wear fully protective impervious suit.


Section 6: Accidental release measures

Person-related safety precautions:

Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.

Ensure adequate ventilation.

Measures for environmental protection:

Do not allow arbutin to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

Measures for cleaning/collecting: Pick up mechanically.

Additional information:

See Section 7 for information on safe handling.

See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment..

See Section 13 for disposal information.


Section 7: Handling and storage


Information for safe handling:

Keep arbutin container tightly sealed.

Arbutin should store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.

No special precautions are necessary if arbutin used correctly.

Information about protection against explosions and fires: Keep ignition sources away.


Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles: No special requirements.

Information about storage in one common storage facility: Arbutin must store away from oxidizing agents.

Further information about storage conditions:

Keep arbutin container tightly sealed.

Arbutin should store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.

   Section 8 to Section 16 were omitted, if necessary, please contact Hubei Artec Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

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