2,4-Diaminoanisole (and its salts)
Synonyms & Trade Names1,3-Diamino-4-methoxybenzene, 4-Methoxy-1,3-benzene-diamine, 4-Methoxy-m-phenylene-diamine
DOT ID & Guide
See: IDLH INDEX
NIOSH RELCa Minimize occupational exposure (especially skin exposures) See Appendix A
Physical DescriptionColorless solid (needles). [Note: The primary use (including its salts such as 2,4-diaminoanisole sulfate) is a component of hair & fur dye formulations.]
Upper Exposive Limit?
Lower Explosive Limit?
Incompatibilities & ReactivitiesStrong oxidizers
Exposure Routesinhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
SymptomsIn Animals: irritation skin; thyroid, liver changes; teratogenic effects; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target OrgansSkin, thyroid, liver, reproductive system
Cancer Site[in animals: thyroid, liver, skin & lymphatic sys tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated/Daily
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid(See procedures)
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
- Page last reviewed:April 11, 2016
- Page last updated:April 11, 2016
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Information Division