Cepharanthine

  • Cepharanthin
  • (+)-Cepharanthine
  • Cepharantin
  • 6',12'-Dimethoxy-2,2'-dimethyl-6,7-(methylenebis(oxy))oxyacanthan
  • O-Methylcepharanoline
  • Oxyacanthan, 6',12'-dimethoxy-2,2'-dimethyl-6,7-(methylenebis(oxy))-
Formula
C37H38N2O6
Description
Yellow powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
481-49-2
RTECS
FK0527000
Merck
12,2031
Beilstein/Gmelin
75231
Beilstein Reference
4-27-00-09061

Properties.
Formula
C37H38N2O6
Formula mass
606.72
Melting point, °C
140 - 145
Density
1.227 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
6.25 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
5.23

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store cool and dry in sealed containers.
Protection
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots & heavy rubber gloves.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep-up/absorb in suitable material, place in a container and hold for disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after pick-up complete.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with the skin and eyes.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water, provided person is conscious. Seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention.
   Skin
Immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.

Transport.