Red-orange to fine yellow crystals
1-Hydroxyanthraquinone can be used as an intermediate in the production of dyes and drugs.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
1.8E-7 (25 C)
Solubility in water
0.5 mg/L (25 C)
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Storage site should be as close as practical to lab in which carcinogens are to be used, so that only small quantities required need to be carried. Carcinogens should be kept in only one section of storage cabinet, explosion-proof refrigerator or freezer that bears appropriate label.
During manufacture, wear protective suits (preferably disposable, one-piece and close-fitting at ankles and wrists), gloves hair covering and overshoes. In s chemical laboratory, gloves and gowns should always be worn. However, gloves should not be assumed to provide full protection.
Carefully fitted masks or respirators may be necessary when working with particulates or gases.
Material should be collected and placed or collected in proper containers for disposal. The lid should be secured and the bottles properly labelled. Once filled, bottles should be placed in plastic bag, so that outer surface is not contaminated
Emits acrid smoke and fumes when heated to decomposition.
Rinse mouth and administer 5 ml/kg up to 200 ml of water for dilution if the patient can swallow, has a strong gag reflex, and does not drool.
Establish a patent airway. Suction if necessary. Watch for signs of respiratory insufficiency and assist ventilations if needed Administer oxygen by nonrebreather mask at 10 to 15 L/min. Monitor for pulmonary edema and treat if necessary. Monitor for shock and treat if necessary. Anticipate seizures and treat if necessary
Cover skin burns with dry sterile dressings after decontamination.
Flush eyes immediately with water. Irrigate each eye continuously with normal saline during transport to medical facility.