Michler's ketone

Agent Name
Michler's ketone
Alternative Name
CAS Number
Major Category
Nitrogen Compounds
Michler's ketone formula graphical representation
4,4'-Bis(dimethylamino)benzophenone; Benzophenone, 4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)-; Bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)methanone; Bis(p-(N,N-dimethylamino)phenyl) ketone; Bis(p-(N,N-dimethylamino)phenyl)ketone; Michler ketone; N,N,N',N'-Tetramethyl-4,4'-diaminobenzophenone; Tetramethyldiaminobenzophenone; p,p'-Bis(N,N-dimethylamino)benzophenone; p,p'-Bis(dimethylamino)benzophenone; p,p'-Michler's ketone; Methanone, bis(4-(dimethylamino)phenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] UN2811
Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)
White to greenish solid; [Merck Index] May also be in the form of a blue solid; [CHEMINFO] Light blue powder; [MSDSonline]
Used to make dyes and pigments; [Merck Index] Used to dye paper, textiles, and leather; Also used in printing inks and photosensitizer formulations; [CHEMINFO]
MAK-2 (considered to be carcinogenic for man because sufficient data from long-term animal studies or limited evidence from animal studies substantiated by evidence from epidemiological studies indicate that it can make a significant contribution to cancer risk); [MAK] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
1.07E-06 mm Hg
Explanatory Notes
Flash Point = 220 deg C; [CHEMINFO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects

IARC Carcinogen
Possible (2b)
NTP Carcinogen
Anticipated human carcinogen

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent