Agent Name

4-Sulfophthalic acid

CAS Number

89-08-7

Formula

C8-H6-O7-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 4-sulfo-; Phthalic acid, 4-sulfo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Light orange liquid (50% aqueous solution); [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to remove hexavalent chromium from wool dyeing effluents; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: see "Phthalic acid." [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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