- Ethyl [2-(2-methyl-5-nitroimidazol-1-yl)ethyl] sulfone
Used to treat protozoal infections, such as amebiasis, giardiasis, and trichomoniasis.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-10 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed.
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Government approved respirator.
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Harmful. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect. Possible carcinogen. Possible mutagen.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through skin.
May cause eye irritation.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.