Safety (MSDS) data for riboflavin

Safety (MSDS) data for riboflavin


    Synonyms: 6,7-dimethyl-9-d-ribitylisoalloxazine, flavaxin, beflavin, 7,8-dimethyl-10-(d-ribo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)riboflavinequinone, hyflavin, lactoflavin, lactoflavine, ribipca, riboderm, riboflavinequinone, vitamin B2, vitamin G
    Use: dietary supplement
    Found in: cheese, milk, lean meat, fish, green vegetables, whole grain foods
    Molecular formula: C17H20N4O6
    CAS No: 83-88-5
    EINECS No: 201-507-1

Physical data

    Appearance: yellow-gold powder
    Melting point: ca. 290 C (decomposes)
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    Water solubility: soluble


    Stable, but light-sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, reducing agents, bases, calcium, metallic salts. May be moisture sensitive.


    Not hazardous according to Directive 67/548/EEC.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 > 10000 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 560 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 5000 mg kg-1
    IVN-RAT LD50 50 mg kg-1

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Transport information

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    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection


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This information was last updated on January 3, 2006. 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.
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