Agent Name

Anthranilic acid

Alternative Name

o-Aminobenzoic acid

CAS Number

118-92-3

Formula

C7-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

o-Aminobenzoic acid; 1-Amino-2-carboxybenzene; 2-Aminobenzoic acid; 2-Carboxyaniline; Benzoic acid, o-amino-; Kyselina anthranilova [Czech]; Kyselina o-aminobenzoova [Czech]; Vitamin L1; o-Anthranilic acid; o-Carboxyaniline; ortho-Aminobenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aminobenzoic Acids

Description

White to pale yellow solid; [Merck Index] Cream-colored odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for dyes, drugs, pesticides, perfumes, flavors, and bird and insect repellents; Also used as a mold inhibitor in soya sauce and to enhance the milk production in cows; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] Causes somnolence and ataxia in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] An eye irritant; [ICSC] May cause irritation, methemoglobinemia, and liver injury; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000278 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 150 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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