Safety (MSDS) data for meprobamate  

Safety (MSDS) data for meprobamate

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: 2-methyl-2-propyl-1,3-propanediol dicarbamate, 2,2-di(carbamoyloxymethyl)pentane, 2-methyl-2-propyltrimethylene carbamate, very large number of trade names
    Use: sedative, muscle relaxant and tranquilizer
    Molecular formula: (H2NCOOCH2)2C(CH2)CH2CH2CH3
    CAS No: 57-53-4
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white crystalline powder
    Melting point: 104 - 106 C
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    Water solubility: negligible


    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Harmful if swallowed. May be harmful if inhaled and in contact with skin. Experimental teratogen. May cause reproductive damage. May act as a mutagen. Abuse may lead to habituation or addiction.

    Toxicity data
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    IPR-HAM LD50 625 mg kg-1
    ORL-HMN TDLO 280 mg kg-1
    ORL-HAM LD50 1410 mg kg-1
    IPR-MUS LD50 331 mg kg-1
    ORL-WMN LDLO 760 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 525 mg kg-1

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Transport information

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, adequate ventilation.

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