6-Methoxyharmalan

  • 3H-Pyrido[3,4-b]indole, 4,9-dihydro-6-methoxy-1-methyl-
  • 6-Methoxyharmalane
  • 6-Methoxy-1-methyl-4,9-dihydro-3H-pyrido(3,4-b)indole monohydrochloride
Formula
C13H14N2O
Structure
Description
Yellow crystalline solid.
Uses
Weak serotonin inhibitor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
3589-73-9
RTECS
UU9802000
Merck
12,6073

Properties.
Formula
C13H14N2O
Formula mass
214.27
Melting point, °C
208 - 209
Boiling point, °C
392
Vapor pressure, mmHg
5.3E-6 (25 C)
Density
1.25 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.5 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
7.12 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.71
Heat of vaporization
61.68 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2 - 8 C.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Wear appropriate government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon, oxides of nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
191
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
May cause irritation. May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.