Agent Name

2-Amino-5-nitrophenol

CAS Number

121-88-0

Formula

C6-H6-N2-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Hydroxy-4-nitroaniline; 3-Hydroxy-4-aminonitrobenzene; 3-Nitro-6-aminophenol; 5-Nitro-2-aminophenol; C.I. 76535; CI 76535; NCI C55970; Phenol, 2-amino-5-nitro-; Rodol YBA; Ursol Yellow Brown A; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrophenols

Description

Olive-brown, brown, or orange solid; [HSDB] Green crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in hair dyes and to make azo dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen and tumorigen; [RTECS] Causes diarrhea in high-dose feeding studies of rats; [HSDB] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.52E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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