Agent Name

2-Amino-5-chloro-4-methylbenzenesulfonic acid

CAS Number

88-53-9

Formula

C7-H8-Cl-N-O3-S

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Benzenesulfonic acid, 2-amino-5-chloro-4-methyl-; Lake Red C amine; Red Lake C amine; p-Toluenesulfonic acid, 2-amino-5-chloro-; 3-Amino-6-chlorotoluene-4-sulfonic acid; 5-Amino-2-chlorotoluene-4-sulphonic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN2585

Category

Aminobenzenesulfonic Acids

Description

Solid; [IUCLID]

Sources/Uses

Used in the paint/ lacquer/varnish industry and as an intermediate; [IUCLID]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aryl sulfonic acids, solid, with not more than 5% free Sulfuric acid."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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