Agent Name

Potassium p-aminobenzoate

CAS Number

138-84-1

Formula

C7-H7-N-O2.K

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Aminobenzoate potassium [USP]; Aminobenzoate Potassium; Potaba; Benzoic acid, 4-amino-, monopotassium salt; Benzoic acid, 4-amino-, potassium salt (1:1); Potassium 4-aminobenzoate; [ChemIDplus] 4-Aminobenzoic acid potassium salt (1:1); KPABA; [Merck Index] PABA; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Aminobenzoic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymer catalyst and antifibrotic; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "m-Aminobenzoic acid."

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