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Sodium octanoate may be used as a protein stabilizer for molecules such as albumin and fibrinogen under conditions such heat sterilization. Also used for blood plasma fractionation.
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Xuan Jiang; Zhiyong Sun; Robert H Marchessault; Juliana A Ramsay; Bruce A Ramsay. Biosynthesis and properties of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates with enriched content of the dominant monomer. Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13 (9), 2926-2932.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H373-H500
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. May form combustible dust concentrations in air
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant