Agent Name

Chlorohydroquinone

CAS Number

615-67-8

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Chloro-1,4-hydroxyquinone; 1,4-Benzenediol, 2-chloro-; 1,4-Dihydroxy-2-chlorobenzene; 2,5-Dihydroxychlorobenzene; 2-Chloro-1,4-benzenediol; 2-Chloro-1,4-dihydroxybenzene; 2-Chlorohydroquinone; Chloroquinol; Hydroquinone, chloro-; Monochlorohydroquinone; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

White to light tan solid; [Hawley] Light brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as photographic developer, organic intermediate, bactericide, and in dyestuffs; [Hawley]

Comments

Not mutagenic in assays with Ames salmonella TA100 strain; Emergency medical treatment: see Hydroquinone-quinone; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Hydroquinone."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

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