Agent Name

3-Aminophenol

CAS Number

591-27-5

Formula

C6-H7-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-3-hydroxybenzene; 3-Amino-1-hydroxybenzene; 3-Hydroxyaniline; BASF Ursol EG; C.I. 76545; C.I. Oxidation Base 7; CI 76545; CI Oxidation Base 7; Fouramine EG; Fourrine 65; Fourrine EG; Furro EG; Futramine EG; Nako TEG; Pelagol EG; Phenol, 3-amino-; Phenol, m-amino-; Renal EG; Tertral EG; Ursol EG; Zoba EG; m-Aminofenol [Czech]; m-Aminophenol; m-Hydroxyaminobenzene; m-Hydroxyaniline; m-Hydroxyphenylamine; [ChemIDplus] UN2512

Category

Amino Phenols

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Off-white flakes; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for the synthesis of pharmaceuticals; Also used as a stabilizer of chlorine-containing thermoplastics; a hair colorant; a fur dye; and an ingredient in chelating resins for removing heavy metal ions from industrial waste water (Japan); [HSDB] Used as a dye intermediate; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mutagen, reproductive effector, and moderate eye irritant; Causes spastic paralysis in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; Irritating to skin and eyes; [HSDB] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00955 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,162 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for $Aminophenols.$

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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