Agent Name

Triphenylmethane

CAS Number

519-73-3

Formula

C19-H16

Major Category

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Synonyms

Tritane; Benzene, 1,1',1''-methylidynetris-; Methane, triphenyl- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 1,1',1''-Methylidene-tris(benzene); [Merck Index]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow solid; [Aldrich MSDS] Light brown powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make triarylmethane dyes (rosaniline, fuchsin, malachite green, and crystalline violet; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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