Abrin

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Description
Toxic glycoprotein foun in the seeds of the jequirity plant. White or yellowish-white powder or crystals.
Uses
Exptly in cancer research.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1393-62-0
RTECS
AA5250000
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-7059

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store solid abrin and its solutions in dark-colored, tightly closed containers, under refrigeration.
Incompatibilities
Bases.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear complete protective clothing and air supplied respirators with full-face masks.
Fire potential
Low flammability.
Hazards
Toxic effect is eliminated with heat. Formation of dusts represent significant hazard.

Health.
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
Can produce toxic effects by ingestion. Inhalation and skin/eye exposure causes irritation but it is not known if systemic effectis are produced.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Drink plenty of water or milk. Vomiting might reexpose the mouth and esophagus. See physician at once.
   Inhalation
Remove victim to clean air. Administer oxygen if required. Seek medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water.
   Eyes
Irrigate immediately with copious quantities of running water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain opthalmological evaluations.

Transport.