Bisacodyl

  • Dulcolan
  • Sanvacual
  • Laxadin
  • Zetrax
  • Bis(p-acetoxyphenyl)-2-pyridylmethane
Formula
C22H19NO4
Structure
Uses
An over-the-counter stimulant laxative that can be used in either oral or suppository form.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
603-50-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-044-4
22 36/37/38
RTECS
SM8750000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Merck
12,1282
Beilstein/Gmelin
323727
Beilstein Reference
5-21-05-00415
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C22H19NO4
Formula mass
361.4
Boiling point, °C
492
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8E-10 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
9.59 (pKb)
Heat of vaporization
75.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2-8 C.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
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
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
252
Fire fighting
Extinguish using 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.
Exposure effects
Properties of this material have not yet been prepared. Any recommendations are of a general nature. Many chemicals cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. In severe cases respiratory tract irritation can progress to ARDS/acute lung injury which may be delayed in onset for up to 24 to 72 hours in some cases Irritation or burns of the esophagus or gastrointestinal tract are also possible if caustic or irritant chemicals are ingested. ALWAYS contact your local poision control authority or medical professional for assistance.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.

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 breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. 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.