Bicucullin

  • (+)-Bicuculline
  • Bicuculline
  • D-Bicuculline
  • 1,3-Dioxolo[4,5-g]isoquinoline, furo[3,4-e]-1,3-benzodioxol-8(6H)-one deriv.
  • Furo(3,4-e)-1,3-benzodioxol-8(6H)-one, 6-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-6-methyl-1,3-dioxolo(4,5-g) isoquinolin-5-yl)-, (R-(R*,S*))
Formula
C20H17NO6
Structure
Description
Light yellow powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
485-49-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
207-619-7
RTECS
LV0909840
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Natural Product
UN (DOT)
2811
Merck
12,1250
Beilstein/Gmelin
98786
Beilstein Reference
4-27-00-06900

Properties.
Formula
C20H17NO6
Formula mass
367.35
Melting point, °C
234 - 235
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
7.24 (pKb)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Refrigerator (approx 4 C).
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Do not ingest or inhale. Use only in a chemical fume hood. Wash clothing before reuse.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Prolonged exposure may cause non-specific nervous system effects. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause convulsions.
   Ingestion
May be fatal if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May be fatal if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be fatal if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
2811
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III