Strychnine sulfate

  • Strychnidin-10-one sulfate (2:1)
  • Strichnine hemisulfate
Formula
C42H46N4O8S
Structure
Description
Colorless, odorless, very bitter crystals or white crystalline powder.
Uses
Rodenticide, Avicide

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
60-41-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
200-477-7
RTECS
WL2550000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Drug; Human Data
UN (DOT)
1692
Merck
12,9024
Beilstein/Gmelin
8179430
EPA OPP
76902
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C21H22N2O2*H2O4S
Formula mass
766.92
Decomposition point, °C
200
Solubility in water
29 g/L

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Protect nitrate and sulfate salts from light.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Do not touch spilled material; stop leak if you can do it without risk. Small spills: take up with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal. Small dry spills: with clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover; move containers from spill area. Large spills: dike far ahead of spill for later disposal.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with the following: Strong oxidizers.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Keep unnecessary people away; isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind; keep out of low areas. Wear self-contained (positive pressure if available) breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Small fires: dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray, or foam. Large fires: water spray, fog, or foam. Move container from fire area if you can do it without risk.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Hazards
When heated to decomposition, it emits very toxic fumes of sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides. Avoid alkalies, alkali carbonates and bicarbonates, benzoates, dichromates, bromides, iodides, tannic and picric acids, salicylates, borax, gold chloride and other alkaloid precipitants, piperazine, potassium-mercuric iodide. Protect from light.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Avoid any skin contact. See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove material from skin immediately. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1692
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I
 
USCG CHRIS Code
SYS