Fusidic acid

  • Ramycin
  • 29-Nordammara-17(20),24-dien-21-oic acid, 16-(acetyloxy)-3,11-dihydroxy-, (3-alpha,4-alpha, 8-alpha,9-beta,11-alpha,13-alpha,14-beta,16-beta,17Z)
  • SQ-16603
Formula
C31H48O6
Structure
Uses
Suppresses nitric oxide lysis of pancreatic islet cells.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6990-06-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
230-256-0
RTECS
RC1350000
RTECS class
Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Merck
12,4340
Beilstein/Gmelin
2714394
Beilstein Reference
5-10
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C31H48O6
Formula mass
516.72
Melting point, °C
192 - 193
Boiling point, °C
635
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8E-19 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
pKa/pKb
3.76 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
107.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store a 2-8 C.
Protection
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other 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 at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
198
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful if swallowed.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled.

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 skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. 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.