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Ephedrine hydrochloride

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Ephedrine hydrochloride Basic information

Product Name:
Ephedrine hydrochloride
Synonyms:
  • (-)-1R,2S-EPHEDRINE HCL
  • (1R,2S)-(-)-EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
  • (1R,2S)-ALPHA-[1-(METHYLAMINO)ETHYL]BENZYL ALCOHOL HYDROCHLORIDE
  • (1R,2S)-(-)-2-METHYLAMINO-1-PHENYL-1-PROPANOL HYDROCHLORIDE
  • (1R,2S)-2-METHYLAMINO-1-PHENYL-1-PROPANOL HYDROCHLORIDE
  • (-)-2-METHYLAMINO-1-PHENYL-PROPANE-1-OL HYDROCHLORIDE
  • (-)-EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
  • EPHEDRINE HYDROCHLORIDE
CAS:
50-98-6
MF:
C10H15NO.ClH
MW:
201.69
EINECS:
200-074-6
Product Categories:
  • CONTAM
Mol File:
50-98-6.mol
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Ephedrine hydrochloride Chemical Properties

Melting point:
216-220 °C(lit.)
alpha 
-34 º (c=4, H2O)
storage temp. 
2-8°C
solubility 
Freely soluble in water, soluble in ethanol (96 per cent).
Merck 
13,3639
Stability:
Stable, but light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, alkalies.
CAS DataBase Reference
50-98-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
Benzenemethanol, .alpha.-[(1S)-1-(methylamino)ethyl]-, hydrochloride, (.alpha.R)- (50-98-6)
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
Xn,T,F
Risk Statements 
22-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11
Safety Statements 
22-23-25-45-36/37-16-7
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
KB1750000
HS Code 
29394100
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Ephedrine hydrochloride Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties

colourless crystals or white crystalline powder

Uses

antidyskinetic

Safety Profile

Poison by ingestion, intraperitoneal, intravenous, subcutaneous, and intramuscular routes. Moderately toxic by parented route. Human systemic effects by intradermal route: local anesthetic. When heated to decomposition it emits very toxic fumes of HCl and NOx. See also EPHEDRINE.

Purification Methods

It crystallises from water. [Beilstein 13 H 254.]

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