Section 1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
Section 3. Hazards Identification
Potential Acute Health Effects Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Potential Chronic Health Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).
Effects CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast.
TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Classified Reproductive system/toxin/female, Reproductive system/toxin/male
Section 4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention if irritation
Skin Contact Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
Serious Skin Contact Not available.
Inhalation If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get
Serious Inhalation Not available.
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight
clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Serious Ingestion Not available.
Section 5. Fire and Explosion Data
Flammability of the Product May be combustible at high temperature.
Auto-Ignition Temperature Not available.
Flash Points Not available.
Flammable Limits Not available.
Products of Combustion These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
Fire Hazards in Presence of Slightly flammable to flammable in presence of heat.
Various Substances Non-flammable in presence of shocks.
Explosion Hazards in Presence Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
of Various Substances Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.
Fire Fighting Media SMALL FIRE: Use DRY chemical powder.
and Instructions LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water jet.
Special Remarks on Not available.
Special Remarks on Explosion Not available.
Section 6. Accidental Release Measures
Small Spill Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by
spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority
Large Spill Use a shovel to put the material into a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water
on the contaminated surface and allow to evacuate through the sanitary system.
Section 7. Handling and Storage
Precautions Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not
ingest. Do not breathe dust. Wear suitable protective clothing. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and
show the container or the label.
Storage Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Section 8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering Controls Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below
recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to
airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protection Safety glasses. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Personal Protection in Case of Splash goggles. Full suit. Dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus should be used
a Large Spill to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist
BEFORE handling this product.
Exposure Limits Not available.
Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state and appearance Solid. (Solid crystalline powder.) Odor Odorless.
Molecular Weight 360.45 g/mole
pH (1% soln/water) Not available.
Boiling Point Not available.
Melting Point 235°C (455°F)
Critical Temperature Not available.
Specific Gravity Not available.
Vapor Density Not available.
Odor Threshold Not available.
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff. Not available.
Ionicity (in Water) Not available.
Dispersion Properties See solubility in water, methanol, acetone.
Solubility Soluble in acetone.
Partially soluble in methanol.
Very slightly soluble in cold water.
Section 10. Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
Instability Temperature Not available.
Excess heat, moisture
Conditions of Instability
Incompatibility with various
Corrosivity Non-corrosive in presence of glass.
Special Remarks on Avoid exposure to moisture
Special Remarks on Not available.
Polymerization Will not occur.
Section 11. Toxicological Information
Routes of Entry Absorbed through skin. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Toxicity to Animals Acute oral toxicity (LD50): 1680 mg/kg [Mouse].
Chronic Effects on Humans MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Classified Reproductive system/toxin/female, Reproductive system/toxin/male,
Development toxin [POSSIBLE].
Other Toxic Effects on Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Special Remarks on
Toxicity to Animals
Special Remarks on May cause adverse reproductive effects (maternal effects on fertility -post-implantation, and fetotoxicity), and birth
Chronic Effects on Humans defects.
May affect genetic material (mutagenic).
Excreted in maternal milk in human.
Special Remarks on other Acute Potential Health Effects:
Toxic Effects on Humans Skin: May cause skin irritation. It may be absorbed through the skin.
Eyes: Dust may cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: Dust may cause respiratory tract irritation.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal tract irritation. May also affect behavior (toxic psychosis), metabolism
(anorexia), and urinary system. This material is readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Ingestion of a
massive single dose is unlikely to cause adverse effects.
Chronic Potential Health Effects:
Prolonged or repeated exposure by inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact may cause allergic reaction (possible
Other symptoms of chronic overdose effects may include, acne or other skin problems, weight loss or weight
gain, hip or shoulder pain, fullness in face, fluid retention associated with sodium retention, potassium
loss,swelling of feet or lower legs, excess or abnormal thirst, menstrual irregularities, nausea, vomiting, irregular
heartbeat, muscle cramps, weakness, osteoporosis, increased susceptibility to infection, psychosis, and eye
problems. May also affect urinary system (polyuria), liver, adrenal gland.
Section 12. Ecological Information
Ecotoxicity Not available.
BOD5 and COD Not available.
Products of Biodegradation Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may
The products of degradation are less toxic than the product itself.
Toxicity of the Products
Special Remarks on the Not available.
Products of Biodegradation
Section 13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental
Section 14. Transport Information
DOT Classification Not a DOT controlled material (United States).
Special Provisions for
Section 15. Other Regulatory Information and Pictograms
New Jersey: Prednisolone
Federal and State
TSCA 8(b) inventory: Prednisolone
California California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
Proposition 65 to cause cancer which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
California prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of California has found
to cause birth defects which would require a warning under the statute: No products were found.
Other Regulations EINECS: This product is on the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS No.
Canada: Listed on Canadian Domestic Substance List (DSL).
China: Listed on National Inventory.
Japan: Not listed on National Inventory (ENCS).
Korea: Listed on National Inventory (KECI).
Philippines: Listed on National Inventory (PICCS).
Australia: Listed on AICS.
CLASS D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).
Other Classifications WHMIS (Canada)
Class D-2B: Material causing other toxic effects (TOXIC).
DSCL (EEC) R62- Possible risk of impaired fertility. S36- Wear suitable protective clothing.
R63- Possible risk of harm to the
HMIS (U.S.A.) 1 National Fire Protection
1 Association (U.S.A.)
1 0 Reactivity
Dust respirator. Be sure to use an
approved/certified respirator or
SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION