Agent Name

2-Amino-4-chlorophenol

CAS Number

95-85-2

Formula

C6-H6-Cl-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Hydroxy-5-chloroaniline; 5-Chloro-2-hydroxyaniline; C.I. 76525; C.I. Oxidation Base 18; Fouramine PY; p-Chloro-o-aminophenol; Phenol, 2-amino-4-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] 4-Chloro-2-aminophenol; [ICSC] Aminochlorophenol; o-Amino-p-chlorophenol; [CAMEO] UN2673

Category

Amino Phenols

Description

Brown solid; [ICSC] Brown powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate; [NTP]

Comments

"Causes contact dermatitis." [ChemIDplus] May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; May induce methemoglobinemia; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00141 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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