Safety (MSDS) data for warfarin

Safety (MSDS) data for warfarin

Hazard: toxic


    Synonyms: 4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenylbutyl)coumarin, 4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenylbutyl)-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one, Tox-Hid, Warf, Warfarat, co-r-tox, co-rax, d-con, dethmor, mar-fin, rattunal, rax, rodex, rosex, solfarin, coumafene, 3-(a-acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxy-Coumarin, Warfarin-alcohol, (RS)-Warfarin, 1-(4'-Hydroxy-3'-coumarinyl)-1-phenyl-3-butanone, 3-(a-Acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin, 3-(a-Phenyl-b-acetylethyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin, 3-(1'-Phenyl-2'-acetylethyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin, 4-Hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenylbutyl)-2H-chromen-2-one, Athrombine-K, Brumolin, coumadin, Coumafen, Coumaphen, Coumefene, DL-3-(a-Acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin, dethmor, dethnel, fasco fascrat powder, Kumader, Kumadu, Kumatox, rac-Warfarin, maveran, ratox, rat-mix, rat-o-cide, Ratron, Ratron G, Rodafarin, Rodafarin C, Temus W, Vampirinip II, Vampirinip III, W.A.R.F. 42, WARF compound 42, Warfarin, Zoocoumarin, numerous further names
    Use: anticoagulant, rodenticide
    Molecular formula: C19H16O4
    CAS No: 81-81-2 (old CAS numbers 56573-89-8, 5543-56-6)
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: solid
    Melting point: 161 - 162 C
    Boiling point: decomposes
    Vapour density:
    Vapour pressure:
    Density (g cm-3):
    Flash point:
    Explosion limits:
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility: 1.7 mg/100 ml at 20 C



    Very toxic if swallowed or inhaled. Causes internal hemorrhage. Toxic if absorbed through the skin. May act as a teratogen.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 3 mg kg-1 to 186 mg kg-1
    SKN-RAT LD50 1400 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 60 mg kg-1
    ORL-HMN LDLO 7 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 374 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R24 R26 R28 R48 R61.

Transport information

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Personal protection

    Safety glasses, gloves. Take care to avoid breathing dust.

    Safety phrases
    (The meaning of any safety phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    S24 S25 S45 S53.

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