Agent Name

N-Hydroxyphthalimide

CAS Number

524-38-9

Formula

C8-H5-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Hydroxyphthalimide; F 802; 1H-Isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-hydroxy-; Phthalimide, N-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Hydroxy-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione; NHPI; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Nitrogen Rings

Description

Yellowish or colorless solid; [Merck Index] White or off-white crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for oxidation reactions; [Merck Index]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 178 mg/kg; [RTECS] "Causes contact dermatitis." [ChemIDplus] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "N-Aminophthalimide."

Reference Link

Contact allergy to N-hydroxyphthalimide.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.46E-9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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