Agent Name

Ammonium xylenesulfonate

CAS Number

26447-10-9

Formula

C8-H10-O3-S.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Benzenesulfonic acid, dimethyl-, ammonium salt; Xylenesulfonic acid, ammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

Solid; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] Available as a clear, yellow liquid with an ammonia odor that is 40% ammonium xylene sulfonate and 60% water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in consumer cleaning and personal care products; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] Used as a catalyst and intermediate in organic synthesis; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Hydrotropes are mild eye irritants; Significant absorption occurs after ingestion but not after skin application; Not skin sensitizers in animal testing; Acute toxicity in animals includes decreased activity, prostration, increased salivation, diarrhea, and congestion of the liver; [Reference #1] A skin and eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Hydrotropes - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

50 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Vapor pressure from MSDSonline;

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