Agent Name

Basic Blue 99

CAS Number

68123-13-7

Formula

C19-H20-Br-N4-O2.Cl

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

3-((4-Amino-6-bromo-5,8-dihydro-1-hydroxy-8-imino-5-oxo-2- naphtha- lenyl)amino)-N,N,N-trimethylbenzenaminium chloride; Basic blue 99; Benzenaminium, 3-((4-amino-6-bromo-5,8-dihydro-1-hydroxy-8- imino-5-oxo-2-naphtha- lenyl)amino)-N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride; CI 56059; C.I. Basic Blue 99; [ChemIDplus] COLIPA C 059; Arianor Steel Blue; Arianor Steel Blue 306004; C.I. 56059; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Black odorless powder; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion]

Sources/Uses

Used as a hair dye; [ToxPlanet: Danish Ministry of the Environment]

Comments

Immunologic, occupational contact urticaria documented; [Kanerva, p. 219] Possesses moderate to strong sensitizing potential; [ToxPlanet: Danish Ministry of the Environment] A mixture of over 20 compounds, with considerable variation of composition in the batches tested; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion]

Reference Link

Immediate-type allergy to the hair dye basic blue 99 in a hairdresser.

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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