Agent Name

2,4-Diaminoanisole

CAS Number

615-05-4

Formula

C7-H10-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Benzenediamine, 4-methoxy-; 1,3-Diamino-4-methoxybenzene; 2,4-Diamineanisole; 2,4-Diamino-1-methoxybenzene; 2,4-Diaminoanisol; 2,4-Diaminoanisole; 2,4-Diaminoanisole 2-hydrochloride; 2,4-Diaminoanisole base; 4-Methoxy-1,3-benzenediamine; 4-Methoxy-m-phenylenediamine; Anisole, 2,4-diamino-; Benzene, 2,4-diamino-1-methoxy-; C.I. 76050; C.I. Oxidation Base 12; CI 76050; CI Oxidation Base 12; Furro L; Pelagol DA; Pelagol Grey L; Pelagol L; m-Diaminoanisole; m-Diaminoanisole 1,3-diamino-4-methoxybenzene; m-Phenylenediamine, 4-methoxy-; p-Methoxy-m-phenylenediamine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Colorless solid (needles). [Note: The primary use (including its salts such as 2,4-diaminoanisole sulfate) is a component of hair & fur dye formulations.] [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

An oxidizing agent used in hair dyes (former use) and fur dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

An animal carcinogen--NIOSH recommends controls to keep at lowest feasible concentration;

Restricted

Was used extensively in permanent hair dyes until the late 1970s; [IARC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Carcinogen--No TLV

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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