Agent Name

4-Amino-2-nitrophenol

Alternative Name

2-Nitro-4-aminophenol

CAS Number

119-34-6

Formula

C6-H6-N2-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-3-nitro-4-hydroxybenzene; 2-Nitro-4-aminophenol; 3-Nitro-4-hydroxyaniline; 4-Amino-2-nitrofenol [Czech]; 4-Hydroxy-3-nitroaniline; C.I. 76555; C.I. Oxidation Base 25; CI 76555; CI Oxidation Base 25; Fourrine 57; Fourrine Brown PR; Fourrine Brown Propyl; Oxidation Base 25; Phenol, 4-amino-2-nitro-; o-Nitro-p-aminophenol; ortho-Nitro-para-aminophenol; p-Amino-o-nitrophenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrophenols

Description

Dark red solid; [HSDB] Red-brown crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to dye furs, to dye hair, and to etch copper printing plates; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can induce methemoglobinemia; [CAMEO] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; [MSDSonline] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.52E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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