Progesterone

  • Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Formula
C21H30O2
Structure
Description
White powder.
Uses
Lab reagent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
57-83-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-350-6
RTECS
TW0175000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Hormone
Merck
12,7956
Beilstein/Gmelin
1915949
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C21H30O2
Formula mass
314.47
Melting point, °C
127-131
Density
1.17 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.5204

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Hormones and antibiotics room.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Store protected from light. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear a chemical apron.
Respirators
A NIOSH/MSHA approved air purifying dust or mist respirator or European Standard EN 149.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable in air; sensitive to light.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, light.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use water spray, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA: Possible Select carcinogen
Carcinogin
N-2, CP65
Exposure effects
Possible cancer hazard based on tests with laboratory animals.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.