Safety (MSDS) data for reserpine

Safety (MSDS) data for reserpine

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl methyl reserpate, methylreserpate 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoic acid, alserin, alkarau, anquil, banasil, bioserpine, eserpine, gammaserpine, idoserp, kitine, naquival, neoserfin, pressimedin, purserpine, quiescin, raucap, rautrin, raumorine, rausedil, rauserpine, rauwoleaf, resercen, reserp, reserpene, residine, resine, resocalm, resperin, rezerpin, rivasin, sandril, serfolia, serpaloid, serpena, serpentil, serpentina, serpentil, serpentina, serpoid, sertabs, sertina, scores of further trade names
    Use: hypertension drug; also used in the treatment of anxiety and to deal with chronic phsychosis
    Molecular formula: C33H40N2O9
    CAS No: 50-55-5
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Physical data

    Appearance: off-white crystalline powder
    Melting point: ca. 264 C (decomposes)
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    Stable, but darkens slowly in light. Combustible. Incompatible with strong acids, reducing agents, oxidizing agents.


    Poison. Harmful if swallowed. Possible human carcinogen. May cause reproductive harm.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 420 mg kg-1
    IPR-RAT LD50 44 mg kg-1
    IVN-RAT LD50 15 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 200 mg kg-1
    SCU-MUS LD50 52 mg kg-1
    IPR-RBT LD50 7 mg kg-1
    SCU-GPG LD50 65 mg kg-1
    ORL-BWD LD50 100 mg kg-1

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Transport information

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    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Safety glasses if handling powder. Do not exceed the stated dose if taking as medication.

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This information was last updated on October 2, 2005. 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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