1,8-Naphthalic anhydride is used as a seed protectant and to prepare dyestuffs and optical brighteners. It is used in the preparation of napthalimide analogues, which finds application as anticancer agents. Further, it is used as fluorescent brightening agent for polymeric materials.
Soluble in ether and alcohol. Slightly soluble in acetic acid. Insoluble in water.
Moisture sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids and strong bases.
|269° to 273°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : QK5350000
TSCA : TSCA