Etanidazole

  • Imidazole-1-acetamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-
  • N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-1H-imidazole-1-acetamide
  • N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)-1-(2-nitro-1-imidazolyl)acetamide
  • 1H-Imidazole-1-acetamide, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-
  • NSC-301467
  • SR-2508
Formula
C7H10N4O4
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
22668-01-5
36/37/38
RTECS
NI3355000
Merck
12,3756
Beilstein/Gmelin
919296
Beilstein Reference
5-23-04-00478

Properties.
Formula
C7H10N4O4
Formula mass
214.18
Density
1.56 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
26 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
13.74 (pKa)
Partition coefficient, pKow
-1.66

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at 2 - 8 C.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
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 if stored as directed.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with 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
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Causes eye and skin irritation. May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Target organs: liver, nerves.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.

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 not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. 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.