8-Hydroxyquinoline is used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Its alcoholic solution is used in liquid bandages. It is used to prepare tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminum, which finds application as a component of organic light-emitting diodes (OLED′s). It is also used as a reagent and as a stabilizer of hydrogen peroxide in a rocket fuel oxidizer. It is used as a chelating agent and used as a carrier for radio-indium for diagnostic purposes. Its halogenated derivatives are used as anti-infective agents and oral antiamebics.
Almost insoluble in water and diethyl ether. Highly soluble in ethanol, acetone, chloroform, and benzene.Soluble in acetic acid, ethanol, acetone, chloroform, benzene and aqueous mineral acids. Insoluble in water and diethylether.
Light sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
|Almost insoluble in water and diethyl ether; Highly soluble in ethanol, acetone, chloroform, and benzene|
|72° to 76°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : VC4200000
TSCA : TSCA