Sesamin

  • Tetrahydro-1,4-bis[3,4-(methylenedioxy)phenyl]-1H,3H-furo[3,4-c]furan
  • Fagarol
  • 1,3-Benzodioxole, 5,5'-(tetrahydro-1H,3H-furo[3,4-c]furan-1,4-diyl)bis-, [1S-(1a,3aa,4a,6aa)]-
Formula
C20H18O6
Structure
Description
Crystalline solid.
Uses
Insecticide synergist.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
607-80-7
Merck
12,8616
Beilstein/Gmelin
96120
Beilstein Reference
5-19-12-00633
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H18O6
Formula mass
354.36
Melting point, °C
127 - 129
Boiling point, °C
504
Vapor pressure, mmHg
8.4E-10 (25 C)
Density
1.39 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.32
Heat of vaporization
74.45 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store at correct temperature. Use with adequate ventilation.
Protection
Safety glasses. Latex disposable gloves. Lab coat.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place in disposal container. After removal, ventilate contaminated area and flush thoroughly with water.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
212
Fire fighting
Use alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, or water spray when fighting fires involving this material.

Health.
Exposure effects
Irritating to the skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory tract.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.
   Inhalation
If inhaled remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration or give oxygen by trained personnel. Get immediate medical attention.
   Skin
In case of contact with eyes, hold eyelids apart and flush eyes with plenty of water. After initial flushing, remove any contact lenses and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes. Have eyes examined and tested by medical personnel.
   Eyes
In case of skin contact, immediately wash skin with soap and plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Wash clothing before reuse.

Transport.