Norethindrone

  • anovule
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  • Ethinylnortestosterone
  • 17-alpha-Ethinyl-19-Nortestosterone
  • Ethynylmortestosterone
  • 17-alpha-Ethynyl-19-Nortestosterone
Formula
C20H26O2
Structure
Description
White crystalline powder. Odorless.
Uses
Medication.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
68-22-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-681-6
RTECS
RC8975000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Hormone
UN (DOT)
1325
Merck
12,6790
Beilstein/Gmelin
1915671
Beilstein Reference
4-08-00-01221
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H26O2
Formula mass
298.43
Melting point, °C
206 - 209.5
Density
1.2 g/cm3
Solubility in water
7.04 mg/L @ 25 C

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
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 protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Stability
Unstable in the presence of air and light. Stable in air.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, sand, earth, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Carcinogin
I-2B, N-2, CP65
Exposure effects
Ingestion during early pregnancy may cause virilization of the female fetus, chromosomal abnormalities, or congenital malformations.
   Skin
May cause burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. Wash skin with soap and water.
   Eyes
In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1325
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III