Agent Name

N-Methyl-4-aminophenol

CAS Number

150-75-4

Formula

C7-H9-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Metol; N-Methyl-4-aminophenol; Paramethylaminophenol; p-Methylaminophenol; 4-(Methylamino)phenol; N-Methyl-p-aminophenol; Phenol, 4-(methylamino)-; Phenol, p-(methylamino)-; p-(Methylamino)phenol; 4-Methylaminophenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2512

Category

Amino Phenols

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a photographic developer, corrosion inhibitor for steel in acid chloride solutions, and developer for hair dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; May have adverse effects on blood cells; [ICSC] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; A skin and eye irritant; May cause allergic dermatitis; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aminophenols."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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