Agent Name

4-Aminophenol hydrochloride

CAS Number

51-78-5

Formula

C6-H7-N-O.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Phenol, 4-amino-, hydrochloride; 4-Hydroxyanilinium chloride; C.I. 76551; C.I. Oxidation Base 6A; CI 76551; CI Oxidation Base 6A; Durafur Brown R; Fouramine CP; Fourrine 83; Fourrine P; Furro P; Futramine P; Pelagol CP; Pelagol Grey CP; Peltol P; p-Aminophenol HCl; p-Aminophenol hydrochloride; p-Hydroxyaniline hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amino Phenols

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as photographic developer, in manufacture of sulfur and azo dyes, and for dyeing furs and feathers; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization; Inhalation may cause asthma; May induce methemoglobinemia; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: "Aniline"; [HSDB] A mutagen; Causes changes in renal tubules in intraperitoneal studies of rats at doses >50 mg/kg; [RTECS] See "4-Aminophenol."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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