Agent Name

Benzotriazole

CAS Number

95-14-7

Formula

C6-H5-N3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2,-Aminozophenylene; 1,2,3-Benzotriazole; 1,2,3-Triaza-1H-indene; 1,2,3-Triazaindene; 1,2-Aminoazophenylene; 1H-1,2,3-Benzotriazole; 1H-Benzotriazole; 2,3-Diazaindole; Azimidobenzene; Aziminobenzene; Benzene azimide; Benzisotriazole; Benzotriazole; Benzotriazole (VAN); Benztriazole; Cobratec #99; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Triazoles

Description

A white or tan crystalline powder; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an anti-corrosion agent and an anti-fogging agent in developing photographs; also used as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB] Being used less often as an anti-corrosion agent in metalworking fluids because it is a known skin sensitizer; [Kanerva, p. 717]

Comments

Benzotriazole is a potential skin sensitizer used in the aircraft industry as a corrosion inhibitor. [Kanerva, p. 1259] An eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,910 mg/m3/3H

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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