Agent Name

1,10-Phenanthroline

CAS Number

66-71-7

Formula

C12-H8-N2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,10-Fenanthrolin [Czech]; 1,10-o-Phenanthroline; 2-Phenanthroline; 4,5-Diazaphenanthrene; Orthophenanthroline; beta-Phenanthroline; o-Phenanthroline; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an analytical reagent, metal chelator, and in organic synthesis; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Causes kidney changes in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 75 mg/kg); [RTECS] May cause irritation; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2,2'-Bipyridine." See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.23E-5 mm Hg

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