Safety (MSDS) data for salbutamol

Safety (MSDS) data for salbutamol

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: salbutamol free base, 4-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethyl-alpha-((tert-butylamino)methyl)benzyl alcohol, albuterol, proventil, saventol, spreor, sultanol, ventalin inhaler, ventolin, ventoline, volmax
    Use: beta2-adrenoceptor agonist
    Molecular formula: C13H21NO3
    CAS No: 18559-94-9
    EINECS No: 242-424-0

Physical data

    Appearance: solid
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    Stable, but light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Harmful if swallowed.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 660 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 295 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 > 2500 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 2707 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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Transport information

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    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses if working with powder.

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This information was last updated on February 10, 2005. We have tried to make it as accurate and useful as possible, but can take no responsibility for its use, misuse, or accuracy. We have not verified this information, and cannot guarantee that it is up-to-date.