Agent Name

Toluene-2,6-diamine, dihydrochloride

CAS Number

15481-70-6

Formula

C7-H10-N2.2Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Benzenediamine, 2-methyl-, dihydrochloride; 2,6-Diaminotoluene dihydrochloride; 2,6-Toluenediamine dihydrochloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aromatic

Description

White or light brown solid; [CAMEO]

Comments

No evidence of carcinogenicity in rats or mice; Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] Causes changes in thyroid weight (goiter) and bone marrow in high-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] See "2,6-Diaminotoluene."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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