Agent Name

2,5-Diaminotoluene

Alternative Name

Toluene-2,5-diamine

CAS Number

95-70-5

Formula

C7-H10-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Toluene-2,5-diamine; 1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-methyl-; 2,5-Diaminotoluene; 2-Methyl-1,4-benzenediamine; 2-Methyl-p-phenylenediamine; 2-Methyl-para-phenylenediamine; 4-Amino-2-methylaniline; C.I. 76042; CI 76042; Toluene-2,5-diamine; Toluylene-2,5-diamine; p,m-Tolylenediamine; p-Toluenediamine; p-Toluylendiamine; para-Toluenediamine; para-Toluylenediamine; para-Tolylenediamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Colorless plates; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a permanent hair dye; [Kanerva, p. 1840]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a hairdresser; [Kanerva, p. 1840] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] See "2,4-Diaminotoluene" and "Diaminotoluene, mixed isomers."

Reference Link

Allergic reactions to a hairdressers' series: results from 9 European centres. The European Environmental and Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0034 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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