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                      **** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

  Hydrocortisone, 98%

        **** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****

MSDS Name: Hydrocortisone, 98%
Catalog Numbers:
     35245-0000, 35245-0010, 35245-0050
Synonyms:
     11beta,17alpha,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione
Company Identification (Europe):  Acros Organics BVBA
                                  Janssen Pharmaceuticalaan 3a
                                  2440 Geel, Belgium
Company Identification (USA):     Acros Organics
                                  One Reagent Lane
                                  Fairlawn, NJ  07410
For information in North America, call:   800-ACROS-01
For information in Europe, call:          0032(0) 14575211
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
For emergencies in Europe, call:     0032(0) 14575299

          **** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+-----------+---------------+
|      CAS#      |              Chemical Name           |    %     |  EINECS#  |Haz Symbols| Risk Phrases  |
|----------------|--------------------------------------|----------|-----------|-----------|---------------+
|       50-23-7  |Hydrocortisone                        |   98%    | 200-020-1 |||
+----------------+--------------------------------------+----------+-----------+-----------+---------------+
          Hazard Symbols: XN
          Risk Phrases: None Listed.

                  **** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

                               EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Possible risk of impaired fertility. Possible risk of harm to the
unborn child.Light sensitive.

Potential Health Effects
     Eye:
          May cause eye irritation.
     Skin:
          May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the
          skin.
     Ingestion:
          May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if
          swallowed.
     Inhalation:
          May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
     Chronic:
          Not available.

                    **** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

     Eyes:
          Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
          occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
     Skin:
          Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15
          minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
     Ingestion:
          Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
     Inhalation:
          Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately.
     Notes to Physician:
          Treat symptomatically and supportively.

                  **** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

     General Information:
          As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
          pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
          protective gear.
     Extinguishing Media:
          Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

                **** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****

     General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
                          in Section 8.
     Spills/Leaks:
          Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
          container.

                   **** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

     Handling:
          Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin
          and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
     Storage:
          Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

          **** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****

     Engineering Controls:
          Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
     Personal Protective Equipment

                 Eyes:
                       Wear chemical goggles.
                 Skin:
                       Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
                       exposure.
             Clothing:
                       Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
                       exposure.
          Respirators:
                       Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
                       CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use
                       a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved
                       respirator when necessary.

             **** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State:             Powder
Color:                      white
Odor:                       odorless
pH:                         Not available.
Vapor Pressure:             Not available.
Viscosity:                  Not available.
Boiling Point:              Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:     212-217 deg C
Autoignition Temperature:   Not available.
Flash Point:                Not available.
Explosion Limits, lower:    Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper:    Not available.
Decomposition Temperature:
Solubility in water:        0.28 mg/ml (25C)
Specific Gravity/Density:
Molecular Formula:          C21H30O5
Molecular Weight:           362.47

                 **** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

     Chemical Stability:
          Stable.
     Conditions to Avoid:
          Incompatible materials, light, exposure to moist air or water.
     Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
          Strong oxidizing agents.
     Hazardous Decomposition Products:
          Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
     Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

                **** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

     RTECS#:
          CAS# 50-23-7: GM8925000
     LD50/LC50:
          CAS# 50-23-7: Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5000 mg/kg; Oral, rat: LD50 = 5000
          mg/kg.
     Carcinogenicity:
       Hydrocortisone -
          Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
          See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.

                  **** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

     Other
          Avoid entering into waters or underground water.

                 **** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.

                  **** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

     IATA
          Shipping Name: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.*
           Hazard Class: 6.1
              UN Number: 2811
          Packing Group: III
     IMO
          Shipping Name: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
           Hazard Class: 6.1
              UN Number: 2811
          Packing Group: III
     RID/ADR
          Shipping Name: TOXIC SOLID, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
           Hazard Class: 6.1
              UN Number: 2811
          Packing group: III

                  **** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

 European/International Regulations
     European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
          Hazard Symbols: XN
          Risk Phrases:
                       R 62  Possible risk of impaired fertility.
                       R 63  Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.
          Safety Phrases:
                       S 36/37  Wear suitable protective clothing and
                       gloves.
                       S 45  In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
                       medical advice immediately (show the label where
                       possible).
   WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
          CAS# 50-23-7: 2
   United Kingdom Occupational Exposure Limits

   United Kingdom Maximum Exposure Limits

   Canada
          CAS# 50-23-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
          CAS# 50-23-7 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
   Exposure Limits
 US FEDERAL
     TSCA
          CAS# 50-23-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.

                  **** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

     MSDS Creation Date: 11/23/2000  Revision #0 Date: Original.

     The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best
     information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of
     merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to
     such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users
     should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the
     information for their particular purposes. In no way shall the company be
     liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost
     profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary
     damages, howsoever arising, even if the company has been advised of
     the possibility of such damages.
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