Agent Name

Chloramine-B

CAS Number

127-52-6

Formula

C6-H6-Cl-N-O2-S.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

N-Chlorobenzenesulfonamide sodium; (N-Chlorobenzenesulfonamido)-sodium; Annogen; Benzene chloramine; Benzenesulfo-sodium chloramide; Benzenesulfochloramide sodium; Benzenesulfonamide, N-chloro-, sodium salt; Chloramin B; Chloramine B; Chlordetal; Chlorogen; Khloramin B; Monochloramine B; N-Chloro-N-sodiobenzenesulfonamide; N-Chlorobenzenesulfonamide sodium salt; Neomagnol; Sodium N-chlorobenzenesulfonamide; Sodium benzenesulfochloramine; Sodium benzenesulfonchloramide; Sodium benzenesulfonchloramine; Sodium benzosulfochloramide; Sodium, (N-chlorobenzenesulfonamido)-; Sodium, (chloro(phenylsulfonyl)amino)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White solid with a mild odor of chlorine; [Hawley] Slightly beige solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antibacterial agent, disinfectant, and veterinary topical antiseptic; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion (poisoning by hypochlorites and related agents); [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May cause respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; May induce methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline] See "Chloramine-T."

Adverse Effects
Asthma

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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