Myristicin

  • 4-Methoxy-6-(2-propenyl)-1,3-benzodioxole
  • 6-Allyl-4-methoxy-1,3-benzodioxole
  • 5-Allyl-2,3-(methylendioxy)anisole
Formula
C11H12O3
Structure
Description
Clear, light yellow liquid.
Uses
Myristicin induces the expression of glutathione S-transferase and cytochrome P450 (Cyp1a-1) in liver cells. May enhance detoxification of carcinogenic substances.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
607-91-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-146-9
51/53 62
36/37 60 61
RTECS
CY2625000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Human Data
Merck
13,6360
Beilstein/Gmelin
166218
Beilstein Reference
5-19-02-00631

Properties.
Formula
C11H12O3
Formula mass
192.21
Boiling point, °C
277
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.008 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Heat of vaporization
49.4 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in the dark. Store at 2-8 C
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with an activated carbon adsorbent, take up and place in closed containers. Transport outdoors. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
90
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
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Properties of this material have not yet been prepared. Any recommendations are of a general nature. Many chemicals cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. In severe cases respiratory tract irritation can progress to ARDS/acute lung injury which may be delayed in onset for up to 24 to 72 hours in some cases Irritation or burns of the esophagus or gastrointestinal tract are also possible if caustic or irritant chemicals are ingested. ALWAYS contact your local poision control authority or medical professional for assistance.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician immediately.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   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.