Safety (MSDS) data for dexamethazone

Safety (MSDS) data for dexamethazone


    Synonyms: 9-fluoro-11-beta,17,21-trihydroxy-16-alpha-methylpregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione, aphtasolon, azium, calonat, corsone, decaderm, decadron, decasone, decaspray, dectancyl, dekacort, deltafluorene, dergramin, deronil, desadrene, desametasone, dexa, dexacort, dexalona, dexameth, hexadrol, millicorten, dexacheroson, prednisolone F, visumetazone, numerous further trade names
    Use: glucocorticoid and anti-inflammatory agent
    Molecular formula: C22H29FO5
    CAS No: 50-02-2
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white crystalline powder
    Melting point: 262 - 264 C
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    Water solubility: negligible


    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, acid anhydrides, acid chlorides. May be light sensitive.


    Experimental teratogen. May be harmful if swallowed.

    Toxicity data
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    SCU-RAT LD50 14 mg kg-1
    IPR-MUS LD50 410 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 54 mg kg-1
    SCU-MUS LD50 4400 mg kg-1

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Transport information

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Personal protection

    Safety glasses.

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