Agent Name

Martius yellow

Alternative Name

2,4-Dinitro-1-naphthol

CAS Number

605-69-6

Formula

C10-H6-N2-O5

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

2,4-Dinitro-1-naftol [Czech]; 2,4-Dinitro-1-naphthol; 2,4-Dinitronaphthol; 2-4 Dinitro-alpha-naphtol [French]; Golden yellow; Martius Yellow; Martinsgelb; Naphthylene Yellow; Saffron Yellow; Zlut marciova [Czech]; Zlut naftolova [Czech]; 1-Naphthalenol, 2,4-dinitro-; 1-Naphthol, 2,4-dinitro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Dyes

Description

Red-brown crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A dye; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes other cardiac changes, chronic pulmonary edema, and increased body temperature in intravenous lethal-dose studies of dogs (LDLo = 13.3 mg/kg); Human dermal administration of 50 mg/kg causes mydriasis, wakefulness, and nausea or vomiting; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Flavianic acid."

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