Safety (MSDS) data for tetracycline hydrochloride  

Safety (MSDS) data for tetracycline hydrochloride


    Synonyms: 4-(dimethylamino)-1,4,4A,5,5A,6,11,12A-octahydro-3,6,10,12,12A-penta-hydroxy-6-methyl-1,11-dioxo-2-naphthacenecarboxamide hydrochloride, polycycline hydrochloride, tetracaps, tetracyn, panmycin, diacycline, partrex, numerous other names
    Use: antimicrobial, bacteriostatic agent
    Molecular formula: C22H24N2O8.HCl
    CAS No: 64-75-5
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: bright yellow crystalline powder
    Melting point: ca. 214 C (decomposes)
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    Water solubility: moderate


    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled.

    Toxicity data
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    IPR-MUS LD50 120 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 318 mg kg-1
    ORL-MAN TDLO 200 mg/kg/7d-i
    ORL-RAT LD50 6443 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 700 mg kg-1

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Personal protection

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