Agent Name

Sodium anthraquinone-1-sulfonate

CAS Number

128-56-3

Formula

C14-H8-O5-S.Na

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

1-Anthracenesulfonic acid, 9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-, sodium salt; 1-Anthraquinonesulfonic acid sodium salt; 9,10-Anthraquinone-1-sulfonate sodium salt; 9,10-Dihydro-9,10-dioxo-1-anthracenesulfonic acid sodium salt; Anthrachinon-1-sulfonan sodny [Czech]; Gold salt; Golden salt; Sodium anthraquinone-alpha-sulfonate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Anthraquinone Dyes

Description

Light yellow crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Anthraquinonesulfonic acids have commercial value because the sulfonic acid group can be replaced by many nucleophiles; [HSDB]

Comments

Anthraquinones are toxic by ingestion: vomiting, diarrhea, kidney and liver damage, and coma; Deaths have been reported after children ingested Rhamnus berries; [HSDB] Oral LD50 (rat) = 20,000 mg/kg; Effects include altered kidney and liver function tests; [ChemIDplus] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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