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Description

P-toluidine is an organic compound that is used in the production of dyes, rubber, and pharmaceuticals. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with an ammonia-like odor. It is also known as toluidine, toluidene, and methylbenzene.

P-toluidine is toxic and can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapors can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Long-term exposure can lead to liver and kidney damage, as well as anemia.

Associated brand names include: Toluene, Toluol, Methylbenzene, and Phenylmethane.

Synonyms
  • 4-methylaniline
  • 4-methylbenzenamine
  • 4-toluidine
  • p-toluidine
  • para-toluidine
  • tolylamine
Classifications
  • chemical precursor

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