- Ethyl chlorvynol
Colorless to yellow liquid. Pungent aromatic odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Drug; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
28.5 - 30 (0.1 torr)
1.064 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.478 (25 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Capsules should be stored in tight, light-resistant containers and have an expiration date of 3 years following the date of manufacture.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Slowly darkens on exposure to light and air.
Strong oxidizing agents.
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. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
blurred vision, facial numbness, lethargy, headache, prolonged coma, hypothermia, dysarthria, and areflexia may be noted. Concurrent ingestion of alcohol or other sedative hypnotics will enhance the toxic effects of ethchlorvynol. Neonatal withdrawal following maternal abuse has been reported.
Ausea and vomiting are common.
Respiratory depression and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (most common following IV injection) may be noted.
Bullous eruptions have been described following an overdose.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.