Piracetam

  • 2-Oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide
  • 2-(2-Oxopyrrolidino)acetamide
  • 2-Ketopyrrolidine-1-ylacetamide
  • 2-Pyrrolidinoneacetamide
Formula
C6H10N2O2
Structure
Uses
Medication.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7491-74-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
231-312-7
RTECS
UX9660500
RTECS class
Drug
Merck
12,7641
Beilstein/Gmelin
1526393
Beilstein Reference
5-21-06-00360
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H10N2O2
Formula mass
142.16
Melting point, °C
152
Boiling point, °C
408
Vapor pressure, mmHg
7E-7 (25 C)
Density
1.36 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Heat of vaporization
66.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
201
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
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Avoid contact and inhalation.
   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.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, call a physician.
   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.