Safety (MSDS) data for nitrofurantoin  

Safety (MSDS) data for nitrofurantoin

Hazard: harmful


    Synonyms: furantoin, chemiofuran, 1-((5-nitrofurfurylidene)amino)hydantoin, parfuran, urolong, urodil, numerous other non-systematic names
    Molecular formula: C8H6N4O5
    CAS No: 67-20-9
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: lemon yellow crystalline powder
    Melting point: ca. 268 C (decomposes)
    Boiling point:
    Vapour density:
    Vapour pressure:
    Density (g cm-3):
    Flash point:
    Explosion limits:
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility: negligible


    Stable, but light-sensitive. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong alkalies, strong acids. Decomposes upon contact with most metals other than stainless steel and aluminium.


    Poison. Harmful if swallowed or inhaled. Experimental teratogen, neoplastigen. May act as a human mutagen. May cause reproductive defects.

    Toxicity data
    (The meaning of any abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
    IPR-MUS LD50 100 mg kg-1
    ORL-HMN TDLO 80 mg kg-1
    ORL-WMN TDLO 24 mg kg-1
    ORL-CKN TDLO 53 mg kg-1
    ORL-RAT LD50 604 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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    R20 R22.

Transport information

Personal protection

    Safety glasses, gloves, good ventilation.

    Safety phrases
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