Mefloquine hydrochloride

  • DL-Erythro-alpha-(2-piperidyl)-2,8-bis(trifluoromethyl)-4-quinolinemethanol hydrochloride
  • 4-Quinolinemethanol, 2,8-bis(trifluoromethyl)-alpha-2-piperidinyl-, monohydrochloride, (R*,S*)-, (+-)
  • Loriam
  • (R*,S*)-(+-)-a-2-piperidyl-2,8-bis(trifluoromethyl)quinoline-4-methanol monohydrochloride
Formula
C17H17ClF6N2O
Structure
Description
Off-white to yellow solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
51773-92-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
257-412-0
RTECS
VC0308000
Merck
12,5845

Properties.
Formula
C17H17ClF6N2O
Formula mass
414.78
Melting point, °C
259 - 260 (decomposes)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store only in the original container. Keep container tightly sealed.
Protection
Goggles, lab coat, gloves.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using media suitable for fire in surrounding area. Wear full protective clothing and SCBA.

Health.
Exposure effects
Dizziness, vomiting.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Vomiting may be induced if person is conscious. Obtain medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. Restore and/or support breathing as needed. Obtain medical attention.
   Skin
Wash contaminated area with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with running water for 15 minutes, holding eyelids open.

Transport.