Safety (MSDS) data for indomethacin

Safety (MSDS) data for indomethacin

Hazard: very toxic


    Synonyms: 1-(p-chlorobenzoyl)-5-methoxy-2-methylindole-3-acetic acid, alpha-(1-(p-chlorobenzoyl)-2-methyl-5-methoxy-3-indolyl)acetic acid, artrinovo, artrivia, confortid, idomethine, inocid, inacid, indocin, indomed, infrocin, inteban SP, indometacin, mezolin, indamethacine
    Use: anti-arthritic drug, anti-inflamatory
    Molecular formula: C19H16ClNO4
    CAS No: 53-86-1
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: solid
    Melting point: 155 - 161 C
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    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Toxic if swallowed. May be toxic if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. May aggravate CNS disorders.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-HMN TDLO 2433 mg/kg/4y
    ORL-MUS LD50 72 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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Transport information

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    UN No 2811. Hazard class 6.1. Packing group I.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, gloves, adequate ventilation.

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