NITROUS OXIDE

General Information


Synonyms: DINITROGEN MONOXIDE
Chemical Names: DINITROGEN MONOXIDE
CAS number: 10024-97-2
INS: 942
Functional Class:
  • Food Additives
    • ANTIOXIDANT
    • FOAMING_AGENT
    • PROPELLANT

Evaluations


Evaluation year: 2000
ADI: NOT SPECIFIED
Comments: At its twenty-ninth meeting (1985), the Committee concluded that use of nitrous oxide as a propellant for food was acceptable. At its fifty-fifth meeting (2000), the Committee was requested by the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants to evaluate the additional use of nitrous oxide as a packaging gas, but the Committee could not carry out this request because no information on intake of nitrous oxide for such use was available.
Meeting: 29
Specs Code: R
Report: TRS 901-JECFA 55/17
Tox Monograph: NOT PREPARED
Specification: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 8/FNP 52 Add.8/79; FAO JECFA Monographs 1 vol.2/445
Previous Years: 1985, TRS 733-JECFA 29/40, FNP 34-JECFA 29/157 (COMPENDIUM/1009). NOT PREPARED. ACCEPTABLE (THE FOOD USE OF NITROUS OXIDE AS A PROPELLANT IS ACCEPTABLE). AC. R
1984, FNP 31/2-JECFA 28/67. R
1978, TRS 631-JECFA 22/23, FNP 7-JECFA 22/46, NOT PREPARED. NO