Cortisone

  • 11-Dehydro-17-hydroxycorticosterone
  • 17,21-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione
  • 17-Hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone
Formula
C21H28O5
Structure
Description
white powder
Uses
Anti-inflammatory

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
53-06-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-162-4
22 24/25
RTECS
GM9020000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Merck
12,2602
Beilstein/Gmelin
1356062
Beilstein Reference
4-08-00-03489
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C21H28O5
Formula mass
360.45
Melting point, °C
235 - 237
Boiling point, °C
568
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3E-15 (25 C)
Density
1.3 g/cm3
Solubility in water
0.28 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
12.29 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
97.9 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Protective gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Wear dust mask.
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.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
311
Fire fighting
Extinguish using 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
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Avoid contact and inhalation. Target organ(s): Adrenal cortex.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

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 contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   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.