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  • Potassium indol-3-yl-sulfate
  • Indol-3-ol, potassium sulfate
  • Indol-3-yl-potassium sulfate
  • Indol-3-yl-sulfate, potassium salt
  • 3-Indoxylsulfuric acid, potassium salt
  • Indol-3-ol, hydrogen sulfate (ester), potassium salt
Formula
C8H4KN.H2SO4
Structure
Description
Solid.
Uses
Measures the efficiency of protein digestion.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2642-37-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
220-145-5
RTECS
NM3200000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Beilstein/Gmelin
3921324
Beilstein Reference
1-21-00-00213
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H6NO4S*K
Formula mass
251.29

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Deep freeze (below -20 C).
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide.

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

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye 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 eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.