Agent Name

Cholecalciferol

Alternative Name

Vitamin D3

CAS Number

67-97-0

Formula

C27-H44-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3-ol, (3beta,5Z,7E)-; 9,10-Seco(5Z,7E)-5,7,10(19)-cholestatrien-3-ol; 9,10-Secocholesta-5,7,10(19)-trien-3-beta-ol; Arachitol; CC; Calciol; Cholecalciferol, D3; Cholecalciferolum; Colecalciferol; Colecalciferolo [DCIT]; Colecalciferolum [INN-Latin]; Colecalcipherol; D3-Vicotrat; D3-Vigantol; DP-R206; Delsterol; Deparal; Duphafral D3 1000; Ebivit; NEO Dohyfral D3; Oleovitamin D3; Quintox; Rampage; Ricketon; Trivitan; Vi-De-3-hydrosol; Vigantol; Vigorsan; Vitamin D3; Vitinc Dan-Dee-3; Cyclohexanol, 3-((2E)-2-((1R,3aS,7aR)-1-((1R)-1,5-dimethylhexyl)octahydro-7a-methyl-4H-inden-4-ylidene)ethylidene)-4-methylene-, (1S,3Z)-; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Vitamins and Derivatives

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; [HSDB] White crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

An essential mediator of intestinal calcium absorption and bone calcium metabolism; High concentrations found in fish liver oils; Used as a therapeutic vitamin; [Merck Index] Active product registrations in the US for use as a rodenticide; [NPIRS] Used as a nutritional supplement; [FDA] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause irritation; Highly toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; Toxic by inhalation; Prolonged or repeated ingestion exposure may cause organ injury; Targets the kidney and heart; May cause reproductive toxicity and teratogenicity; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Vitamin D."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.4E-9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 130-380 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

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