Oxytocin

  • a-Hypophamine
  • Alpha-hypophamine
  • Syntocinone
  • Endopituitrina
  • [1-Hemicystine]-oxytocin
  • 3-Isoleucine-8-leucine vasopressin
Formula
C43H66N12O12S2
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor.
Uses
Medication. To precipitate and accelerate normal parturition and uterine involution. To enhance milk letdown. Pain relief.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
50-56-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-048-4
RTECS
RS7534000
RTECS class
Drug; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Hormone
Merck
12,7114
Beilstein/Gmelin
3586108
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C43H66N12O12S2
Formula mass
1007.2

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store below 25 C. Containers should always be kept closed in storage and properly labelled. Store only in original containers.
Handling
as sand, sawdust and soil. Treat spill area with plenty of water.
Protection
Avoid eye and skin contact. Wear eye protection (face visor or goggles) if accidental eye contact can occur.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
For large spills, dam and recover. Collect with absorbent material such
Disposal code
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.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) or water spray as extinguishing agent.
Fire potential
Non-flammable.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Ausea and vomiting are commonly reported adverse effects.
   Skin
Flushing may occur.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Wash mouth out with water. Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Remove from further exposure. If unconsciousness occurs, seek immediate medical attention. If breathing has stopped, use mouth to mouth resuscitation.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.