Safety (MSDS) data for acyclovir

Safety (MSDS) data for acyclovir


    Synonyms: zovirax, 2-Amino-1,9-dihydro-9-((2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl)-6H-purin-6-one, aciclovir
    Molecular formula: C8H11N5O4
    CAS No: 59277-89-3
    EINECS No:

Physical data

    Appearance: solid
    Melting point: 256 C
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    Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidising agents.


    May act as a skin, eye or respiratory irritant.

    Toxicity data
    (The meaning of any toxicological abbreviations which appear in this section is given here.)
    ORL-RAT LD50 >20000 mg kg-1
    ORL-MUS LD50 > 10000 mg kg-1
    SCU-RAT LD50 620 mg kg-1
    IVN-RAT LD50 910 mg kg-1
    IPN-RAT LD50 860 mg kg-1
    Lowest published toxic dose ORL-WMN 80 mg kg-1/ 4 day/intermittent.

    Risk phrases
    (The meaning of any risk phrases which appear in this section is given here.)
    R36 R37 R38.

Transport information

    Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.

Personal protection

    Minimize contact

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This information was last updated on August 19, 2003. 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.