Dilatrate (Schwarz Pharma); Isordil (Biovail);
Isordil (Wyeth); Sorbitrate (AstraZeneca).
white to light yellow crystal powde
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases. Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Runoff from fire control may cause pollution.
Antianginal;Nitric oxide (NO) donor
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some may burn rapidly with flare burning effect. Powders, dusts, shavings, borings, turnings or cuttings may explode or burn with explosive violence. Substance may be transported in a molten form at a temperature that may be above its flash point. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Air & Water Reactions
Highly flammable. Slightly soluble in water.
Nitroalkanes, such as Isosorbide dinitrate, range from slight to strong oxidizing agents. If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, they may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in a detonation. Nitroalkanes are milder oxidizing agents, but still react violently with reducing agents at higher temperature and pressures. Nitroalkanes react with inorganic bases to form explosive salts. The presence of metal oxides increases the thermal sensitivity of nitroalkanes. Nitroalkanes with more than one nitro group are generally explosive. Nitroalkanes are insoluble in water. This heart drug is detonable when dry, but non-explosive with 30% of water.
A crystalline solid. May be toxic by ingestion. Used to make pharmaceuticals. Used as a heart drug.