Aminophenol (para-)

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Chemical structure

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White to pink crystals that turn violet with exposure to light. Aminophenol is used in photographic developers and to dye textiles, Hair, Fur, and feathers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

p-hydroxyaniline; 4-aminophenol; 4-amino-1-hydroxybenzene; Activol; Azol; Certinal; Citol; Paranol; Rodinal; Unal; Ursol P


  • Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
  • Contact causes irritation.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol, ethyl methyl ketone. Insoluble in benzene, chloroform.

Composition C6H4NH2OH
CAS 123-30-8
Melting Point 186 C
Molecular Weight mol. wt.=109.0551
Boiling Point 284 C

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 482

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