Agent Name

Acridine

CAS Number

260-94-6

Formula

C13-H9-N

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

10-Azaanthracene; 2,3,5,6-Dibenzopyridine; 2,3-Benzoquinoline; 9-Azaanthracene; Acrydine; Akridin [Czech]; Benzo(b)quinoline; Dibenzo(b,e)pyridine; [ChemIDplus] UN2713

Category

Acridine Dyes

Description

Pale yellow solid; [Merck Index] Colorless solid; [Hawley] Yellow crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in coal tar; [Merck Index] Used to make dyes, pharmaceuticals, intermediates, and derivatives (especially acriflavine and proflavine); [HSDB]

Comments

May be the cause of the photoirritant reactions seen after skin contact with pitch, tar, and creosote; A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; Can be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include lacrimation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 129 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoirritant

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