Gemfibrozil

  • Lopid
  • 5-(2,5-Dimethylphenoxy)-2,2-dimethylpentanoic acid
  • 2,2-Dimethyl-5-(2,5-xylyloxy)valeric acid
Formula
C15H22O3
Structure
Uses
Lipid regulating agent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
25812-30-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
247-280-2
RTECS
YV7120000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Drug; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Merck
12,4394
Beilstein/Gmelin
1881200
Beilstein Reference
6-06
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C15H22O3
Formula mass
250.34
Melting point, °C
59 - 61
Boiling point, °C
395
Vapor pressure, mmHg
6E-7 (25 C)
Solubility in water
0.13 g/L (25 C)
pKa/pKb
4.75 (pKa)
Heat of vaporization
68.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
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
142
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.
Carcinogin
CP65
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful if swallowed. Target organ(s): Liver. Blood.
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   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 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.