Agent Name

2-Aminophenol

CAS Number

95-55-6

Formula

C6-H7-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-2-hydroxybenzene; 1-Hydroxy-2-aminobenzene; 2-Amino-1-hydroxybenzene; 2-Aminophenol; 2-Hydroxyanaline; 2-Hydroxyaniline; BASF ursol 3GA; Benzofur GG; C.I. 76520; C.I. Oxidation Base 17; CI 76520; CI Oxidation Base 17; Fouramine OP; Nako Yellow 3GA; Nako Yellow ga; Paradone Olive Green B; Pelagol 3GA; Pelagol Grey GG; Phenol, 2-amino-; Phenol, o-amino-; Questiomycin B; Zoba 3GA; o-Aminophenol; o-Hydroxyaniline; o-Hydroxyphenylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN2512

Category

Amino Phenols

Description

Crystals, rapidly becoming brown; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyes for furs and hair, as a developer in photography, and an intermediate for pharmaceuticals. [HSDB]

Comments

Skin sensitization is the greatest hazard from industrial exposure. Occupational asthma and methemoglobinemia have been reported after dust inhalation. [HSDB from Patty, F. (ed.). Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology: Volume II: Toxicology. 2nd ed. New York: Interscience Publishers, 1963. 2131] Can induce methemoglobinemia; A skin sensitizer; [ICSC]

Reference Link

Occupational allergic contact dermatitis in beauticians

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00955 mm Hg

Reference Link

ICSC: 2-Aminophenol

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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