Agent Name

p-Toluidine hydrochloride

CAS Number

540-23-8

Formula

C7-H9-N.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Aminotoluene hydrochloride; 4-Methylaniline hydrochloride; 4-Methylanilinium chloride; 4-Methylbenzenamine hydrochloride; p-Methylanilinium chloride; p-Toluidinium chloride; Benzenamine, 4-methyl-, hydrochloride; Benzenamine, 4-methyl-, hydrochloride (1:1); p-Toluidine, hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] 4-Methylphenylammonium chloride; p-Aminotoluene hydrochloride; p-Methylaniline hydrochloride; [CAMEO]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Off-white to grayish-white solid; [CAMEO] Off-white powder; [Anachemia MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for dyes and for glucose detection in blood; [NTP]

Comments

A skin and severe eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; May induce methemoglobinemia; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the blood, liver, kidney, and lung; Possible mutagen and carcinogen; [Anachemia MSDS] See "p-Toluidine."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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