Safety Data Sheet

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION:
Trade name: Docetaxel
Product Number: D-1000
Manufacturer/Supplier:
LC Laboratories
165 New Boston Street
Woburn, MA 01801 USA
+1-781-937-0777 Fax: +1-781-938-5420

SECTION 2. HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION:
Hazard Description: pharmaceutically active substance
May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled, or by skin absorption
Ingestion may result in neutropenia (reduction of a certain type of white blood cells), thrombocytopenia (decreased blood platelets), anemia, and febrile neutropenia (development of fever/other signs of infection in association with neutropenia), liver dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy (numbness in fingers and toes), hypersensitivity (immune system disorder), asthenia (weakness), fatigue, myalgia/athralgia (muscle/bone/joint pain), infections, nail disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dysgeusia (distortion of the sense of taste), stomatitis (inflammation/ulceration of the mucous membranes lining of the mouth), edema (fluid retention), rash, neurosensory problems, alopecia (hair loss)
Exposure may cause irritation of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract
Signal Word: Warning
GHS Hazard Statements:
H303 - May be harmful if swallowed
H313 - May be harmful in contact with skin
H333 - May be harmful if inhaled
H335 - May cause respiratory irritation
GHS Precautionary Statements:
P261 - Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 - Wash skin thoroughly after handling
P280 - Wear protective gloves/eye protection/face protection
P314 - Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell

SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS:
Chemical Name: Docetaxel
Synonyms: Docetaxol, Docetere, RP 56976, SID 530, Taxotel, Taxotere
Hazardous Ingredient: Docetaxel
CAS Registry Number: 114977-28-5
Molecular Weight: 807.88
Molecular Formula: C43H53NO14

SECTION 4. FIRST-AID MEASURES:
After Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air; if breathing is difficult, give oxygen; if breathing stops, give artificial respiration
After skin contact: flush with copious amounts of water; remove contaminated clothing and shoes; call a physician
After eye contact: flush with copious amounts of water; assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers; call a physician
After swallowing: if swallowed, wash out mouth with copious amounts of water; call a physician

SECTION 5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES:
Suitable extinguishing agents: water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or foam
Protective equipment: wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes
Unusual fire hazard: may emit toxic fumes under fire conditions

SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES:
Person-related safety precautions: cordon off area of spill; wear self-contained breathing apparatus, protective clothing and heavy rubber gloves
Measures for cleaning/collecting: absorb solutions with finely-powdered liquid-binding material (diatomite, universal binders); decontaminate surfaces and equipment by scrubbing with alcohol to remove bulk material; dispose of contaminated material according to Section 13

SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE:
Information for safe handling: avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing; material may be an irritant
Storage: store solid and solutions at -20 º

SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION:
Personal protective equipment as follows:
Breathing equipment: NIOSH/MSHA-approved respirator
Protection of hands: chemical-resistant rubber gloves
Eye protection: chemical safety goggles

SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:
Form: crystalline solid; granular or powder
Color: white
Odor: none
Melting point or range: 175-195 ºC
Danger of explosion: none
Solubility in / Miscibility with water: very poorly soluble in water; maximum solubility in plain water is estimated to be about 10-20 µM; buffers, serum, or other additives may increase or decrease the aqueous solubility
Solvent content: none
Organic solvents: soluble in DMSO at 200 mg/mL; soluble in ethanol at 100 mg/mL

SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY:
Stability: avoid acids and bases
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided: protect from light and heat
Dangerous products of decomposition: thermal decomposition may produce toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION:
RTECS #: DA4172750
Acute toxicity: intravenous toxicity (LD50): 156 mg/kg (mouse), 2.5 mg/kg (dog)
Primary irritant effect:
On the skin: may be an irritant; may be harmful if absorbed through the skin
On the eye: may be an irritant
Inhalation: may cause irritation of mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract; may be harmful if inhaled
Ingestion: may be harmful if swallowed

SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION:
General notes: no data available
Treat as potentially toxic if released into the environment

SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS:
Dispose of in accordance with prevailing country, federal, state and local regulations

SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION:
DOT:

Proper shipping name: none
Non-Hazardous for transport: this substance is considered to be non-hazardous for transport
IATA class:
Proper shipping name: none
Non-Hazardous for transport: this substance is considered to be non-hazardous for transport

SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION:
Code letter and hazard designation of product:
EU Risk And Safety phrases:
S22: Do not breathe dust
S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes
S36/37/39: Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection
S45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible)

SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION:
The above information is believed to be correct based on our present knowledge but does not purport to be complete. For research use only by trained personnel. The burden of safe use of this material rests entirely with the user. LC Laboratories disclaims all liability
Reviewed:  June 1, 2018