Hematin

  • Ferrihemic acid
  • Ferriprotoporphyrin IX hydroxide
  • Phenodin
  • [Dihydrogen 3,7,12,17-tetramethyl-8,13-divinyl-2,18-porphinedipropionato(2-)]hydroxyiron
  • Hydroxy[dihydrogen protoporphyrin IX-ato(2-)]iron
  • 21H,23H-Porphine-2,18-dipropanoic acid, 7,12-diethenyl-3,8,13,17-tetramethyl-, iron complex
Formula
C34H33FeN4O5
Structure
Description
A bluish black, amorphous substance containing iron and obtained from blood.
Uses
Dietary iron supplement.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
15489-90-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
239-518-9
RTECS
NO6725000
RTECS class
Drug; Organometallic; Human Data; Natural Product
Merck
12,4668
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C34H33FeN4O5
Formula mass
633.5
Melting point, °C
>200

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
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.
Protection
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.