Agent Name

3,3'-Diaminobenzidine tetrahydrochloride

CAS Number

7411-49-6

Formula

C12-H14-N4.4Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(1,1'-Biphenyl)-3,3',4,4'-tetramine, tetrahydrochloride; 3,3',4,4'-Biphenyltetramine, tetrahydrochloride; 3,3',4,4'-Tetraaminobiphenyl tetrahydrochloride; 3,3'-Diaminobenzidine hydrochloride; 3,3'-Diaminobenzidine-4HCl; 3,3'-Diammoniumbenzidinium tetrachloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzidine and Derivatives

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Grey to purple-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in colorimetric assays for peroxidase activity and to make polybenzimidazole fibers; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] Could be carcinogenic for man but not conclusive because of insufficient data (3B); [MAK] See "Benzidine."

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