Agent Name

2-Ethylanthraquinone

CAS Number

84-51-5

Formula

C16-H12-O2

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

2-Ethyl-9,10-anthraquinone; Anthraquinone, 2-ethyl-; beta-Ethylanthraquinone; 9,10-Anthracenedione, 2-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Ethyl-9,10-anthracenedione; 2-Ethylanthrachinon; 2-Ethylantrachinon; 2-ETIL-9,10-ANTRACENDIONE; [IUCLID]

Category

Anthraquinone Dyes

Description

Yellow microcrystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the chemical and paints-lacquers-varnishes industries; Used as a coloring agent, intermediate, and process regulator; [IUCLID] Used as a reactive processing aid in hydrogen peroxide production; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Prolonged or repeated oral exposure may cause damage to the hematological system and spleen; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Not a skin or eye irritant in rabbits; No mortalities in rats exposed to saturated atmosphere at 20 degrees C for 8 hours; [IUCLID] A 28-day oral study of rats produced decreased erythrocyte and hematocrit values, hemosiderosis in the spleen, and extramedullary hematopoiesis with NOEL's of less than 10 mg/kg/day for males and 10 mg/kg/day for females; [ToxPlanet: JECDB] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "1-Amino-2-methylanthraquinone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.02E-6 mm Hg

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