Agent Name

Carbazole

CAS Number

86-74-8

Formula

C12-H9-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

9-Azafluorene; 9H-Carbazole; Dibenzo(b,d)pyrrole; Dibenzopyrrole; Diphenyleneimine; Diphenylenimide; Diphenylenimine; SKF 20091; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Amines, Polyaromatic

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Sublimes readily; Exhibits strong fluorescence and long phosphorescence on exposure to ultraviolet light; [CAMEO] Faintly beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in UV sensitive photographic plates and as a reagent and dye intermediate; [Merck Index] Used to make insecticides, lubricants, explosives, and rubber antioxidants; Also used as an odor inhibitor in detergents; [Hawley]

Comments

There is no data available on cancer in humans. There is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. Carbazole is possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). [IARC, Vol. 103, 2013] May cause allergic dermatitis and bronchitis; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] No results for "86-74-8 AND (allergic OR sensitizer OR sensitization OR dermatitis)"; [PubMed]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.37E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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