Safety (MSDS) data for prednisone  

Safety (MSDS) data for prednisone


    Synonyms: 17,21-hydroxy-pregna-1,4-diene-3,11,20-trione, ancortone, cortancyl, dacortin, numerous other trade names
    Molecular formula: C21H26O5
    CAS No: 53-03-2
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white crystalline powder
    Melting point: ca. 233 C (decomposes)
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    Water solubility: slight


    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    May be harmful if swallowed or inhaled.

    Toxicity data
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    UNK-WMN TDLO 113 mg kg-1

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Transport information

Personal protection

    Safety glasses. Do not breathe dust.

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