Agent Name

2,4-Diaminoanisole dihydrochloride

CAS Number

614-94-8

Formula

C7-H10-N2-O.2Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Methoxy-1,3-benzenediamine dihydrochloride; 1,3-Benzenediamine, 4-methoxy-, dihydrochloride; m-Phenylenediamine, 4-methoxy-, dihydrochloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Brown odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Formerly used in dyeing hair and furs until the late 1970s; [HSDB]

Comments

Evidence of mutagenicity; The parent compound and sulfate also exhibited carcinogenic properties in animals; Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] See "2,4-Diaminoanisole."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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