Taurine plays an important role in cardiovascular function, skeletal muscle function, the retina and the central nervous system. It acts as an antioxidant as well as protecting against the toxicity of various substances such as lead and cadmium. It is also used in contact lens solution and an ingredient in numerous energy drinks.
Soluble in water and dimethyl sulfoxide. Insoluble in absolute ethanol and diethyl ether.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
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/vapours/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 : WX0175000
TSCA : TSCA