Safety (MSDS) data for phenobarbital (C-IV)

Safety (MSDS) data for phenobarbital (C-IV)

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: 5-ethyl-5-phenylbarbituric acid, 5-ethyl-5-phenyl-2,4,6-(1H,3H,5H)pyrimidinetrione, phenobarbituric acid, 5-phenyl-5-ethylbarbituric acid, phenylethylbarbiturate, phenylethylmalonylurea, adonal, aephenal, agrypnal, amylofene, ensobarb, ensodorm, epidorm, epilol, episedal, epsylone, luminal, nunol, phenobartitone, phenemal, phenobal, phenobarb, phenobarbyl, phenoluric, numerous further trade names
    Molecular formula: NHCONHCOC(C2H5)(C6H5)CO
    CAS No: 50-06-6
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white solid
    Melting point: 174 C
    Boiling point:
    Vapour density:
    Vapour pressure:
    Density (g cm-3):
    Flash point: 174 C
    Explosion limits:
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility: slight


    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Harmful, and may be fatal, if swallowed. Ingestion may lead to an allergic reaction or CNS depression.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 162 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 168 mg kg-1
    ORL-RBT LD50 185 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 200 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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Transport information

    (The meaning of any UN hazard codes which appear in this section is given here.)
    UN No 2811. Hazard class 6.1.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, good ventilation.

    Safety phrases
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