Safety (MSDS) data for thalidomide  

Safety (MSDS) data for thalidomide

Hazard: Toxic


    Synonyms: 2-(2,6-dioxo-3-piperidinyl)-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, distaval, softenon, talimol, 2-phthalimidoglutarimide, nibrol, many other non-systematic names
    Molecular formula: C13H10N2O4
    CAS No: 50-35-1
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white powder or crystals
    Melting point: 269 - 271 C
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    Water solubility: negligible


    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    Toxic if swallowed. Known human teratogen - this material causes serious reproductive defects.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-RAT LD50 113 mg kg-1
    SKN-RAT LD50 1550 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 2000 mg kg-1
    IPR-MUS LDLO 800 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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    R25 R47.

Transport information

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

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, adequate ventilation, gloves. Do not handle if pregnant.

    Safety phrases
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