OPIUM

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OPIUM Basic information

Product Name:
OPIUM
CAS:
8008-60-4
MW:
0
EINECS:
232-368-5
Mol File:
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OPIUM Chemical Properties

form 
powder
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Safety Information

Hazard Codes 
T+
Risk Statements 
26/27/28
Safety Statements 
22-36/37/39-45
RIDADR 
UN 2811 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
RL2345000
HazardClass 
6.1(a)
PackingGroup 
II

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OPIUM Usage And Synthesis

Definition

opium: A substance obtained from the unripe seed head of the opiumpoppy (Papaver somniferum). It containsa number of alkaloids, includingmorphine and codeine. Seeopiate.

brand name

Dia-quel;Escopon;Ka-thal-pec;Pantopon;Pat.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Opium, which is extracted from the unripe seed capsules of the poppy plant, has been used throughout recorded history both in a medicinal and recreational context. Of the pharmacologically active constituents, several alkaloids, including morphine, codeine, papaverine and noscapine, have wide clinical use. Opium produces both physical and psychological dependence and is controlled under Schedule I of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. (Reference: (UNSND) United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs I, , , 1972)

Safety Profile

Poison by ingestion. Mutation data reported. Use may lead to habituation and addiction. A narcotic, sedative, analgesic, and hypnotic. Source of morphme, codeine, papaverine, thebaine, etc. Can cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, and respiratory problems. Combustible when exposed to heat or flame. See also MORPHINE.

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