- Follicular hormone
Small, white crystals, or white to creamy white, crystalline powder. Odorless.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Hormone; Natural Product
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
264 - 264.5
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
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.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
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 fog, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or regular foam. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.
OSHA: Possible Select carcinogen
I-1, N-2, CP65
headache, vertigo, excessive thirst, and hypersensitivity reactions have been noted. Maternal ingestion of DES during early pregnancy increases the risk of vaginal adenocarcinoma and the incidence of epididymal cysts, maldescended testes, hypoplastic testes, varicoceles, spermatozoal defects and perhaps seminoma in the exposed offspring many years later. <br>Masculinization of the female fetus may occur during the first trimester.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause headache, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. May cause discomfort in breasts and weight gain.
Inhalation of dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause skin irritation.
May cause eye irritation.
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.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.