Agent Name

2-Biphenylamine

CAS Number

90-41-5

Formula

C12-H11-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(1,1'-Biphenyl)-2-amine; 2-Aminobifenyl [Czech]; 2-Aminobiphenyl; 2-Aminodiphenyl; 2-Phenylaniline; o-Aminobiphenyl; o-Aminodiphenyl; o-Biphenylamine; o-Phenylaniline; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Polyaromatic

Description

Colorless or purple solid; [Hawley] Pink to brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate for carbazole, resins, and synthetic rubbers; [HSDB] Used in research and analytical chemistry; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [CAMEO] Effects in high-dose animal studies include respiratory depression, coma, hemorrhage, and changes in bone marrow, spleen, and renal tubules; [RTECS] Harmful if ingested; Suspected carcinogen; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Biphenyl." See "4-Aminodiphenyl."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000117 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 113 deg C; [CAMEO]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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