Streptomycin

  • Agrept
  • Agrimycin
  • Agrimycin 17
  • Chemform
  • 2,4-Diguanidino-3,5,6-trihydroxycyclohexyl5-deoxy-2-o-(2-deoxy-2-methylamino-alpha-L-glucopyranosyl)-3-c-formyl-beta-L-lyxopentanofuranoside
  • gerox
Formula
C21H39N7O12
Structure
Description
White or red, lyophilized powder. Odorless or nearly so.
Uses
Fungicide, bactericide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
57-92-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-355-3
RTECS
WK4375000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data; Natural Product
Merck
12,8983
Beilstein/Gmelin
74498
Beilstein Reference
4-18-00-07540
EPA OPP
6306
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C21H39N7O12
Formula mass
581.58
Solubility in water
soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry location in tightly sealed containers.
Handling
Avoid physical damage to containers.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Not required under normal usage conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Wear disposable plastic gloves. Flood area with disinfectant. Use pad or paper towels to absorb liquid. Place towels and gloves in container for disposal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause discomfort if swallowed.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.