Tinidazole

  • 1-(2-(Ethylsulfonyl)ethyl)-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole
  • Ethyl [2-(2-methyl-5-nitroimidazol-1-yl)ethyl] sulfone
Formula
C8H13N3O4S
Structure
Uses
Used to treat protozoal infections, such as amebiasis, giardiasis, and trichomoniasis.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
19387-91-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
243-014-4
20/21/22 40
RTECS
NI6255000
RTECS class
Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
12,9588
Beilstein/Gmelin
618182
Beilstein Reference
5-23-05-00067
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C8H13N3O4S
Formula mass
247.28
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1E-10 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
pKa/pKb
11.66 (pKb)
Heat of vaporization
77.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
273
Fire fighting
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.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect. Possible carcinogen. Possible mutagen.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
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.

Transport.