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Activated Charcoal

Synonyms: Activated Charcoal or Carbon Activated

CAS Number: 7440-44-0,

Molecular Weight: 12.01,

Chemical Formula: C,

EINECS EC Number: 231-153-3

Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.

Due to its high degree of microporosity, just one gram of activated carbon has a surface area in excess of 3,000 square meters. Activated carbon is usually derived from charcoal.

We offer IP BP USP FCC Food grade of Activated Charcoal or Carbon Activated.

Activated Charcoal USP Grade

Activated Charcoal ( Also called Activated Carbon )

Activated Charcoal is the residue from the destructive distillation of various organic materials, treated to increase its adsorptive power.

Microbial limits:It meets the requirements of the tests for absence of Salmonella species and Escherichia coli.
Reaction: Boil 3.0 g with 60 mL of water for 5 minutes, allow to cool, restore the original volume by the addition of water, and filter: the filtrate is colorless and is neutral to litmus.
Loss on drying: Dry it at 120 for 4 hours: it loses not more than 15.0% of its weight.
Residue on ignition: not more than 4.0%, a 0.50-g test specimen being used.
Acid-soluble substances: Boil 1.0 g with a mixture of 20 mL of water and 5 mL of hydrochloric acid for 5 minutes, filter into a tarred porcelain crucible, and wash the residue with 10 mL of hot water, adding the washing to the filtrate. To the combined filtrate and washing add 1 mL of sulfuric acid, evaporate to dryness and ignite to constant weight: the residue weighs not more than 35 mg (3.5%).
Chloride: A 10-mL portion of the filtrate obtained in the test for Reaction shows no more chloride than is contained in 1.5 mL of 0.020 N hydrochloric acid 0.2%).
Sulfate: A 10-mL portion of the filtrate obtained in the test for Reaction shows no more sulfate than is contained in 1.0 mL of 0.020 N sulfuric acid (0.2%).
Sulfide: Place 0.50 g in a small conical flask, add 20 mL of water and 5 mL of hydrochloric acid, and boil gently: the escaping vapors do not darken paper moistened with lead acetate.
Cyanogen compounds: Place a mixture of 5 g of Activated Charcoal, 50 mL of water, and 2 g of tartaric acid in a distilling flask connected to a condenser provided with a tightly fitting adapter, the end of which dips below the surface of a mixture of 2 mL of 1 N sodium hydroxide and 10 mL of water, contained in a small flask surrounded by ice. Heat the mixture in the distilling flask to boiling and distill about 25 mL. Dilute the distillate with water to 50 mL, and mix. To 25 mL of the diluted distillate add 12 drops of ferrous sulfate, heat the mixture almost to boiling, cool, and add 1 mL of hydrochloric acid: no blue color is produced.
Heavy metals: Boil 1.0 g with a mixture of 20 mL of 3 N hydrochloric acid and 5 mL of bromine for 5 minutes, filter, and wash the charcoal and the filter with 50 mL of boiling water. Evaporate the filtrate and washing to dryness, and to the residue add 1 mL of 1 N hydrochloric acid, 20 mL of water, and 5 mL of sulfurous acid. Boil the solution until all the sulfur dioxide is expelled, filter if necessary, and dilute with water to 50 mL. To 20 mL of the solution add water to make 25 mL: the limit is 0.005%.
Un-carbonized constituents: Boil 0.25 g with 10 mL of 1 N sodium hydroxide for 5 seconds, and filter: the filtrate is colorless.
Adsorptive power:
Alkaloids— Shake 1 g of Activated Charcoal, previously dried at 120 for 4 hours, with a solution of 100 mg of strychnine sulfate in 50 mL of water for 5 minutes, and filter through a dry filter, rejecting the first 10 mL of the filtrate. To a 10-mL portion of the subsequent filtrate add 1 drop of hydrochloric acid and 5 drops of mercuric-potassium iodide: no turbidity is produced.
Dyes: Pipette 50 mL of methylene blue solution (1 in 1000) into each of two glass-stoppered, 100-mL flasks. Add to one flask 250 mg, accurately weighed, of Activated Charcoal, insert the stopper in the flask, and shake for 5 minutes. Filter the contents of each flask through a dry filter, rejecting the first 20 mL of each filtrate. Pipette 25-mL portions of the remaining filtrates into two 250-mL volumetric flasks. Add to each flask 50 mL of sodium acetate solution (1 in 10), mix, and add from a burette 35.0 mL of 0.1 N iodine, swirling the mixture during the addition. Insert the stoppers in the flasks, and allow them to stand for 50 minutes, shaking them vigorously at 10-minute intervals. Dilute each mixture with water to volume, mix, allow to stand for 10 minutes, and filter through dry filters, rejecting the first 30 mL of each filtrate. Titrate the excess iodine in a 100-mL aliquot of each subsequent filtrate with 0.1 N sodium thiosulfate, adding 3 mL of starch as the endpoint is approached. Calculate the number of mL of 0.1 N iodine consumed in each titration: the difference between the two volumes is not less than 0.7 mL.

Activated Charcoal BP Grade

Decolorizing Charcoal
Action and use: Adsorbent.,


Obtained from vegetable matter by suitable carbonization processes intended to confer a high adsorption power.


Appearance: Black, light powder free from grittiness.
Solubility: Practically insoluble in all usual solvents.


A. When heated to redness it burns slowly without a flame.
B. Adsorption power


Solution S: To 2.0 g in a conical flask with a ground-glass neck add 50 ml of dilute hydrochloric acid. Boil gently under a reflux condenser for 1 h, filter and wash the filter with dilute hydrochloric acid. Evaporate the combined filtrate and washings to dryness on a water-bath, dissolve the residue in 0.1 M hydrochloric acid and dilute to 50.0 ml with the same acid.
Acidity or alkalinity: To 2.0 g add 40 ml of water and boil for 5 min. Cool, restore to the original mass with carbon dioxide-free water and filter. Reject the first 20 ml of the filtrate. To 10 ml of the filtrate add 0.25 ml of bromothymol blue solution and 0.25 ml of 0.02 M sodium hydroxide. The solution is blue. Not more than 0.75 ml of 0.02 M hydrochloric acid is required to change the colour of the indicator to yellow.
Acid-soluble substances: Maximum 3 per cent.
To 1.0 g add 25 ml of dilute nitric acid and boil for 5 min. Filter whilst hot through a sintered glass filter and wash with 10 ml of hot water. Evaporate the combined filtrate and washings to dryness on a water-bath, add to the residue 1 ml of hydrochloric acid, evaporate to dryness again and dry the residue to constant mass at 100-105°C. The residue weighs a maximum of 30 mg.
Alkali-soluble coloured substances: To 0.25 g add 10 ml of dilute sodium hydroxide solution and boil for 1 min. Cool, filter and dilute the filtrate to 10 ml with water. The solution is not more intensely coloured than reference solution.
Ethanol (96 per cent) soluble substances: Maximum 0.5 per cent.
To 2.0 g add 50 ml of ethanol (96 per cent) and boil under a reflux condenser for 10 min. Filter immediately, cool, and dilute to 50 ml with ethanol (96 per cent). The filtrate is not more intensely coloured than reference solution. Evaporate 40 ml of the filtrate to dryness and dry to constant mass at 100-105°C. The residue weighs a maximum of 8 mg.
Fluorescent substances: In an intermittent-extraction apparatus, treat 10.0 g with 100 ml of cyclo-hexane for 2 h. Collect the liquid and dilute to 100 ml with cyclo-hexane. Examine in ultraviolet light at 365 nm. The fluorescence of the solution is not more intense than that of a solution of 83 micro-g of quinine in 1000 ml of 0.005 M sulphuric acid examined under the same conditions.
Sulphides: To 1.0 g in a conical flask add 5 ml of hydrochloric acid and 20 ml of water. Heat to boiling. The fumes released do not turn lead acetate paper brown.
Copper: Maximum 25.0 ppm.
Atomic absorption spectrometry.
Lead: Maximum 10.0 ppm.
Atomic absorption
Zinc: Maximum 25.0 ppm.
Loss on drying: Maximum 15 per cent, determined on 1.00 g by drying in an oven at 120°C for 4 h.
Sulphated ash: Maximum 5.0 per cent, determined on 1.0 g.
Adsorption power: To 0.300 g in a 100 ml ground-glass-stoppered conical flask add 25.0 ml of a freshly prepared solution of 0.5 g of phenazone  in 50 ml of water. Shake thoroughly for 15 min. Filter and reject the first 5 ml of filtrate. To 10.0 ml of the filtrate add 1.0 g of potassium bromide  and 20 ml of dilute hydrochloric acid. Using 0.1 ml of methyl red solution as indicator, titrate with 0.0167 M potassium bromate until the red colour is discharged. Titrate slowly (1 drop every 15 s) towards the end of the titration. Carry out a blank titration using 10.0 ml of the phenazone solution.
Minimum 40 g of phenazone is adsorbed per 100 g of activated charcoal, calculated with reference to the dried substance.
Microbial contamination
Total viable aerobic count (2.6.12) not more than 103 micro-organisms per gram, determined by plate count.

Carbon Activated FCC Food Grade

Activated Carbon FCC Food Grade


Carbon, activated ( Also called  Activated Carbon or Activated Charcoal ), occurs as a black substance, varying in particle size from coarse granules to a fine powder. It is a solid, porous, carbonaceous material prepared by carbonizing and activating organic substances. The raw materials, which include sawdust, peat, lignite, coal, cellulose residues, coconut shells, and petroleum coke, may be carbonized and activated at a high temperature with or without the addition of inorganic salts in a stream of activating gases such as steam or carbon dioxide. Alternatively, carbonaceous matter may be treated with a chemical activating agent such as phosphoric acid or zinc chloride, and the mixture carbonized at an elevated temperature, followed by removal of the chemical activating agent by water washing. Activated Carbon ( Activated Charcoal) is insoluble in water and in organic solvents.
Function: Decolorizing agent; taste- and odor-removing agent; purification agent in food processing.


A. Place about 3 g of powdered sample in a glass-stoppered Erlenmeyer flask containing 10 mL of dilute hydrochloric acid (5%), boil for 30 s, and cool to room temperature. Add 100 mL of iodine, stopper, and shake vigorously for 30 s. Filter through Whatman No. 2 filter paper, or equivalent, discarding the first portion of filtrate. Compare 50 mL of the subsequent filtrate with a reference solution prepared by diluting 10 mL of iodine to 50 mL with water, but not treated with carbon. The color of the carbon-treated iodine solution is no darker than that of the reference solution, indicating the adsorptivity of the sample B. Ignite a portion of the sample in air. Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide are produced, and an ash remains.
Cyanogen Compounds: Passes test.
Higher Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Passes test.
Iodine Number: Not less than 400.
Lead: Not more than 10 mg/kg.
Water Extractable: Not more than 4.0%.
The following additional Requirements should conform to the representations of the vendor: Loss on Drying and Residue on Ignition.

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Activated Charcoal SDS GHS MSDS Sheet, Material Safety Data Sheet

SECTION 1 Chemical Product and Company Information

Synonyms: Activated carbon; Charcoal, activated, powder; carbon black; Carboraffin; Carborafine
CAS No.: 7440-44-0
EINECS EC Number: 231-153-3
Molecular Weight: 12.01
Chemical Formula: C
Recommended usage: Industrial Manufacturing.

SECTION 2 Hazards Indications

GHS, Globally Harmonized System Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910
Classification according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

Not a hazardous substance or mixture according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008.
This substance is not classified as dangerous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.

Labeling according to GHS & Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008

GHS Label Elements

Signal Word: None

Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC):
May causes mild skin irritation.
May causes mild eye irritation.

Precautionary statements:
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P281: Use personal protective equipment as required.
P302+P352 - IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P303+P361+P353 - IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340 - IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 - IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337+313: If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.

SECTION 3 Composition / Information on Ingredients

Components: Activated Charcoal; Activated Carbon
CAS No.: 7440-44-0
EINECS EC Number: 231-153-3

SECTION 4 First Aid Measures

EYES: Immediately flush with large amount of water.
SKIN:Immediately flush affected area with water. Wash clothing.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air.
INGESTION: Induce vomiting as directed by medical personnel.

SECTION 5 Fire Fighting Measures

Flash Point : N/A
Ignition Temperature: Not known
Fire and Explosion Hazards: When burned, hazardous products of combustion including oxides of carbon can occur.  Irritating and/or toxic gases due to decomposition of the product may be generated during a fire. Contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone or liquid oxygen may cause rapid combustion.
Extinguishing Media:Dry chemical, water spray or fog, foam or carbon dioxide.
Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear full protective clothing and NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus.

SECTION 6 Accidental Release Measures

Leak or Spill: When leaks or spills of Activated Charcoal; Activated Carbon occur, clean up in a fashion that does not dissipate dust into air. Manage in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practices such as avoiding unnecessary exposure and removal of material from skin, clothing and eyes.

SECTION 7 Handling and Storage

Keep Activated Charcoal or Carbon in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Keep away from moisture and oxidizers. Avoid dust dispersal.
Wet Activated Charcoal; Activated Carbon  depletes oxygen from the air and therefore dangerously low levels of oxygen may be encountered in confined spaces. Work procedures for potentially low oxygen areas should be followed.
Containers of this Activated Charcoal may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

SECTION 8 Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Respiratory protection: Where airborne exposure is probable, use NIOSH approved respiratory protection equipment suitable to the material.
Skin Protection: Avoid skin contact. Wear appropriate dust resistant clothing. Wash clothes and related equipment before reuse.  Completely wash skin after handling. Wear gloves and long sleeve shirts to prevent long term exposure.
Eye Protection: Safety glasses with side panels are required for any form of handling. Provide an eye flushing station nearby.
Airborne Exposure Guidelines: OSHA and ACGIH have not established exposure limits for this material. However, OSHA and ACGIH have established limits for nuisance dusts which are 15 mg/m total dust and 5mg/ m respirable dust. The ACGIH TLV/TWA for nuisance dusts called particulates not otherwise classified (PNOC) is 10 mg/m inhaleable particulate and 3 mg/m respirable particulate.

SECTION 9 Physical and Chemical Properties (Typical)

Appearance: Activated Charcoal, Activated Carbon is fine black powder.
Odor: Odorless.
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity: 1.8 - 2.1
pH: 5.0-10.0
% Volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: Sublimes.
Melting Point: 3550C (6422F)
Vapor Density (Air=1): 0.4
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 1 @ 3586C (6487F)

SECTION 10 Stability and Reactivity

Hazardous Decomposition: Oxides of carbon (CO & C02).
Hazardous Polymerization: Does not occur.
Stability: Activated carbon is determined stable under the outlined conditions of storage, shipment and use.
Incompatibility: Rapid combustion is possible when in contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, etc.

SECTION 11 Toxicological Information

Oral LD50 >5g/kg (rats), LD50 Intravenous - Mouse - 440 mg/kg.
Carcinogenicity: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC, ACGIH, OSHA and NTP.

SECTION 12 Ecological Information

Ecotoxicological information: Because Activated Charcoal is a relatively inert substance and is insoluble in water, it is not expected to pose significant ecological hazards.
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment: This substance/mixture contains no components considered to be either persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

SECTION 13 Disposal Considerations

Recover, reclaim or recycle when practical. Activated Charcoal; Activated Carbon alone is not classified as a hazardous waste (activated carbon used to adsorb hazardous substances may become hazardous due to the chemicals it has adsorbed). Dispose of Activated Charcoal; Activated Carbon in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

SECTION 14 Transport Information

DOT (US): Not dangerous goods
ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods
IMDG: Not dangerous goods
IATA: Not dangerous goods

SECTION 15 Regulatory Information

USA: SARA 302: No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III, Section 302.
SARA 313: This material does not contain any chemical components with CAS numbers that exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section 313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards: No SARA Hazards

Canada - DSL/NDSL: CAS# 7440-44-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
WHMIS: This product has a WHMIS classification of B6, D2B.

EINECS EC Number: 231-153-3

SECTION 16 Other Information

DISCLAIMER: The information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter "Information") are presented in good faith and believed correct as of the date hereof. It is compiled from various sources and it is not necessarily all inclusive nor fully adequate in every circumstance. In addition, these suggestions should not be confused with nor followed in violation of applicable laws, regulations, rules or insurance requirements applicable. This SDS sheet is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their independent judgment in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose.