Agent Name

4-Fluoroaniline

CAS Number

371-40-4

Formula

C6-H6-F-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Amino-4-fluorobenzene; 4-Fluoranilin [Czech]; 4-Fluorobenzenamine; 4-Fluoronaniline; Aniline, 4-fluoro-; Aniline, p-fluoro-; Benzenamine, 4-fluoro-; p-Fluoroaniline; p-Fluorophenylamine; para-Fluoroaniline; [ChemIDplus] UN2941

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Pale yellow liquid; [HSDB] Light gold colored liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of herbicides, plant growth regulators, dyes, and para-Fluorophenol; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen and severe skin and eye irritant; Causes flaccid paralysis and methemoglobinemia in lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May induce methemoglobinemia; Effects in high-dose animal studies include methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 74 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Fluoroanilines."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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