Agent Name

2-Aminothiophenol

CAS Number

137-07-5

Formula

C6-H7-N-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Amino-2-mercaptobenzene; 2-Aminobenzenethiol; 2-Mercaptoaniline; o-Aminobenzenethiol; o-Aminothiophenol; o-Mercaptoaniline; Benzenethiol, 2-amino-; Benzenethiol, o-amino-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Melting point = 26 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Liquid with a stench; Sensitive to air; mp = 19-21 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for synthesis in the chemical industry; [IUCLID]

Comments

Causes methemoglobinemia in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns; May cause skin sensitization and methemoglobinemia; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion; May have cumulative effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Aminophenol."

Reference Link

Occupational airborne allergic contact dermatitis from 2-aminothiophenol.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Reference Link

Systemic contact dermatitis after inhalation of 2-aminothiophenol.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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Diseases

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