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STRYCHNINEICSC: 0197
Strychnidin-10-oneDecember 2000
CAS #: 57-24-9
UN #: 1692
EC Number: 200-319-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO contact with oxidizing agents.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation See Ingestion.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Convulsions. Muscle stiffness. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . Avoid unnecessary stimulation of the victim. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
STRYCHNINE ICSC: 0197
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS AND COLOURLESS CRYSTALS WITH BITTER TASTE. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. The substance is a weak base. Reacts with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: C21H22N2O2
Molecular mass: 334.4
Decomposes
Melting point: 275-285°C
Density: 1.36 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.68  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in convulsions, muscle contractions and respiratory failure. Exposure could cause death. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.15 mg/m3, as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to birds. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T+, N; R: 27/28-50/53; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Strychnine (PIM 507)