4-Aminobenzoic acid acts as a gastric acid secretion inhibitor. It is employed as an intermediate in the synthesis of folate (Vitamin BX), azo dyes and cross linking agents. It is also useful in biomedical sector for the preparation of local anesthetic and ointments. It is widely used in industries to make pharmaceutical products, flavors and preservatives. It is actively involved as a UV-blocking ingredient in sun tan cosmetics.
Slightly soluble in water. Soluble in methanol and diethyl ether.
Air and light sensitive. Incompatible with ferric salts and oxidizing agents. May discolor on exposure to light and air. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
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 : DG1400000
TSCA : TSCA