Synonyms: abensanil, acamol, acetagesic, alpinyl, alvedon, anaflon,
anelix, anhiba, calpol, datril, dirox, doliprane, dymadon, enelfa, eneril,
exdol, febrilix, febrolin, fendon, finimal, hedex, homoolan,
lonarid, lyteca syrup, multin, panadol, phendon, tylenol,
valdol, valgesic, N-(p-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide, acetaminophen,
naprinol, 4-hydroxyacetanilide, paracetamol, numerous further trade names
Use: Analgesic and antipyretic
Molecular formula: C8H9NO2
CAS No: 103-90-2
EINECS No: 203-157-5
Appearance: white crystalline powder
Melting point: 169 - 172 C
Density (g cm-3): 1.29
Water solubility: slight
Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidising agents. Light sensitive.
Reacts with aspirin.
Harmful if swallowed. Skin, eye and respiratory irritant. Experimental
carcinogen and tumorigen. Human mutagen.
(The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given
ORL-MAN LDLO 714 mg kg-1
ORL-HMN LDLO 143 mg kg-1
ORL-RAT LD50 1944 mg kg-1
IPR-RAT LD50 1205 mg kg-1
SCU-MUS LD50 310 mg kg-1
IPR-MUS LD50 367 mg kg-1
(The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given
R22 R36 R37 R38.
(The meaning of any UN hazard codes which appear in this section
Hazard class: 6.1. Packing group: III
(The meaning of any safety phrases which appear in this section is given
Physical & Theoretical Chemistry Lab. Safety home page.]
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