ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences



PARAROSANILINE (Colour Index No. 42500) C19H17N3

Basic parafuchsine, calcozine magenta N, cerven zasidita 9, basic red 9 monohydrochloride, p-fuchsin, fuchsine DR-001, fuchsine SPC, fuchsin SP, parafuchsin, parafuchsine, para-magenta, pararosaniline chloride, pararosaniline hydrochloride, schultz-TAB No.779, triaminotriphenylmethane hydrochloride.
Mutagen, should not be handled by pregnant staff.
Keep away from eyes and skin.
Avoid inhalation and ingestion. Keep away from heat or naked flames.
Keep away from strong oxidising agents
Wear protective clothing
Dark green, crystalline powder.
This is a triaminotriphenylmethane dye. It is a carcinogen and mutagen, this substance has produced a variety of carcinomas in laboratory animals. It is a toxic substance and should not be handled by staff who are pregnant. Exposure to eyes causes irritation and pain. Causes skin irritation and can be absorbed through the skin. It is a respiratory tract irritant. Chronic exposure can result in the development of a variety of tumours. The toxicity of this substance has not been fully investigated.
Skin - Immediately wash the affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation persists seek medical advice. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes and decontaminate before re-use.
Eyes - Immediately wash the affected eye with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation or pain persists seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation - Remove from the area of exposure to fresh air. Keep warm and allow to rest. Seek medical advice.
Ingestion - Never give anything by mouth if the victim is losing consciousness, is unconscious or convulsing. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical advice.
Avoid strong oxidising agents. Heating produces toxic fumes of carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen chloride.
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat and incompatible substances. keep the lid tightly closed.
Always use a fume hood when handling this substance. Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown with elasticised wrist bands, rubber gloves and safety goggles as a minimum standard. if a fume hood is not available a respirator should be worn.
Mix with a combustible solvent and burn in a high temperature incinerator equipped with an afterburner and scrubber.
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