Safety (MSDS) data for penicillin U  

Safety (MSDS) data for penicillin U


    Synonyms: acipen U, apopen, benomycin, distaquaine U, fenospen, meropenin, ospen, penicillin phenoxymethyl, pen-oral, phenopenicillin, 6-phenoxyacetamidopenicillanic acid, various other trade names
    Molecular formula: C16H18N2O5S
    CAS No: 87-08-1
    EC No:

Physical data

    Appearance: white crystalline powder
    Melting point: ca. 120 - 128 C (decomposes)
    Boiling point:
    Vapour density:
    Vapour pressure:
    Density (g cm-3):
    Flash point:
    Explosion limits:
    Autoignition temperature:
    Water solubility: slight


    Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.


    May be harmful if consumed in quantity.

    Toxicity data
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    ORL-WMN TDLO 10 mg kg-1/2d
    ORL-MUS LD50 6578 mg kg-1
    IPR-MUS LD50 12 mg kg-1
    SCU-MUS LD50 24 mg kg-1
    IVN-MUS LD50 8 mg kg-1

    Risk phrases
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Transport information

Personal protection

    Safety glasses. Do not breathe dust.

    Safety phrases
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