Agent Name

1-Naphthalenesulfonic acid

CAS Number

85-47-2

Formula

C10-H8-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Naphthalene-1-sulphonic acid; [ChemIDplus] alpha-Naphthalenesulfonic acid; [Merck Index] Naphthalene sulfonic acid (a-); Naphthalene sulfonic acid, alpha-; Naphthalenesulfonic acid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Naphthalenes

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Grey powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make alpha-naphthol; The sodium salt is used to make phenols soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Naphthalene."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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