Sulfonamide antibacterial Sulfanilamide is an antibacterial and used in the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. It is a competitive inhibitor of dihydropteroate synthestase to block the synthesis of folic acid. It serves as an intermediate for the preparation of 2,6-disubstituted anilines by electrophilic substitution followed by removal of the sulfonamide blocking group by desulfonation with sulfuric acid.
Soluble in water, acetone, ethanol, glycerol, propylene glycol and hydrochloric acid. Insoluble in chloroform, ether, benzene and petroleum ether.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|163° to 168°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : WO8400000
TSCA : TSCA