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Substance Name: Starch [NF]
RN: 9005-25-8

Notes

  • Any of a group of polysaccharides of the general formula (C6-H10-O5)n, composed of a long-chain polymer of glucose in the form of amylose and amylopectin. It is the chief storage form of energy reserve (carbohydrates) in plants.
  • TSCA Definition 2017: A high-polymeric carbohydrate material primarily composed of amylopectin and amylose. It is usually derived from cereal grains such as corn, wheat and sorghum, and from roots and tubers such as potatoes and tapioca. It includes starch which has been pregelatinized by heating in the presence of water.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Dusting Powder
  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutic Aid
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)

Superlist Classification Codes

  • TWA (15 mg/m3 total dust; 5 mg/m3 respirable fraction)
  • TWA 10 mg/m3; Not classifiable as a human carcinogen

Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Corn starch
  • Potato starch
  • Rice starch
  • Starch
  • Starch [NF]
  • Starch, corn
  • Starch, potato
  • Starch, rice
  • Starch, wheat
  • Wheat starch

MeSH Heading

  • Starch

Synonyms

  • Almidon
  • Amaizo W 13
  • Amyla
  • Amylomaize VII
  • Amylum
  • Aquapel (polysaccharide)
  • ARGO brand corn starch
  • Arrowroot starch
  • Claro 5591
  • Clearjel
  • Corn starch
  • Cornstarch
  • CPC 3005
  • CPC 6448
  • EINECS 232-679-6
  • Farinex 100
  • Food starch
  • Food starch, unmodified
  • Galactasol A
  • Genvis
  • HRW 13
  • Keestar
  • Maizena
  • Maranta
  • Melojel
  • Meluna
  • OK PRE-GEL
  • Penford Gum 380
  • Remyline Ac
  • Sago starch
  • Sorghum gum
  • Sta-RX 1500
  • Staramic 747
  • Starch
  • Starch mucilage
  • Starch, converted
  • Starch, corn
  • Starch, potato
  • Starch, pregelatinized
  • Starch, unmodified
  • Starken
  • Tapioca starch
  • Tapon
  • Topical starch
  • Trogum
  • UNII-24SC3U704I
  • UNII-4DGK8B7I3S
  • UNII-79QS2MG2LP
  • UNII-8I089SAH3T
  • UNII-904CE6697V
  • UNII-O8232NY3SJ
  • UNII-YAQ9FOE480
  • W-13 Stabilizer
  • W-Gum
  • Wheat starch, unmodified

Systematic Names

  • Corn starch
  • Starch

Superlist Names

  • Cornstarch
  • Starch
  • Starch dust

Mixture Name

  • Supertah

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9005-25-8

FDA UNIIs

  • 24SC3U704I
  • 4DGK8B7I3S
  • 79QS2MG2LP
  • 8I089SAH3T
  • 904CE6697V
  • O8232NY3SJ
  • YAQ9FOE480

Other Registry Numbers

  • 118550-61-1
  • 131800-97-0
  • 1374255-25-0
  • 152987-55-8
  • 154636-77-8
  • 42616-76-2
  • 53112-52-0
  • 53262-79-6
  • 60496-95-9
  • 67674-80-0
  • 730985-55-4
  • 730985-56-5
  • 730985-57-6
  • 75138-75-9
  • 75398-82-2
  • 85746-25-4
  • 9057-05-0
  • 955949-61-8

System Generated Number

  • 0009005258

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal 6600mg/kg (6600mg/kg)   Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal Vol. 15, Pg. 139, 1981.