Agent Name

Phthalamide

CAS Number

88-96-0

Formula

C8-H8-N2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxamide; P-D; Phthaldiamide; Phthalic acid diamide; o-Carbamoylbenzamide; o-Phthalic acid diamide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amides, Other

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate and laboratory reagent; [Hawley] Used as a curing agent for epoxy resins, e.g., paints; [NTP]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 4004 mg/kg; Effects included muscle weakness and respiratory depression; [RTECS] Causes liver injury in chronic high-dose inhalation studies of rats; [NTP] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.25E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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