Odorless white crystalline powder of starch-like appearance. Bitter taste. Saturated solution is neutral or slightly acid to litmus.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
215 - 218
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.54 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Partition coefficient, pKow
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Hormones and antibiotics room.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and strong bases Reacts with sulfhydryl-oxidizing agents.
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
I-2B, N-2, CP65
Symptoms of exposure to this compound include recurrent painful skin lesions, fatigue, migratory polyanthralgias of hands and knees, palpable spleen, splenomegaly, amenorrhea, low-grade fever, gingivostomatitis, weakness, weight loss, dark red-brown colored urine, necrotizing vasculitis, leukopenia, cutaneous vasculitis, nasal congestion, enlarged thyroid, necrotic ulcerations on the lower extremities, bloody nasal discharge and cough.
Skin rashes may occur secondary to hematologic toxicity during chronic therapy.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
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