Agent Name

1,3-Benzenediamine, ar-ethyl-ar-methyl

CAS Number

68966-84-7

Formula

C9-H14-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ethylmethylbenzene-1,3-diamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Paraphenylenediamine"; In sensitized individuals, paraphenylenediamine may cause allergic contact dermatitis following application as a hair dye and asthma following inhalation; Following ingestion, can cause angioneurotic edema, methemoglobinemia, acute tubular necrosis, and hepatotoxicity; An adult died after ingestion of 3 grams of p-phenylenediamine; Another adult who ingested 1800 mg developed angioneurotic edema and acute renal failure; [HSDB] See "p-Phenylenediamine."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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