Benylin Decongestant

Safety (MSDS) data for (+)-pseudoephedrine

Safety (MSDS) data for (+)-pseudoephedrine

Hazard: Xn


    Synonyms: isoephedrine, psi-ephedrine, d-psi-2-methylamino-1-phenyl-1-propanol, (1s,2s)-pseudoephedrine
    Molecular formula: C10H15NO
    CAS No: 90-82-4
    EINECS No: 202-018-6

Physical data

    Appearance: white crystals
    Melting point: 116 - 119 C
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    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. May discolour upon exposure to light.


    Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Eye, skin and respiratory irritant.

    Toxicity data
    (The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
    ORL-RAT LD50 660 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 500 mg kg-1
    IVN-MUS LD50 88 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R20 R21 R22 R36 R37 R38.

Transport information

    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, adequate ventilation.

    Safety phrases
    (The meaning of any safety phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    S26 S36 S37 S39.

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