Scientific Review of 1-Amino-2,4-Dibromoanthraquinone (ADBAQ)
Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)
Primary Uses or Exposures: ADBAQ and other aminoanthraquinones are key intermediates for production of almost all anthraquinone dyes. Anthraquinones, including ADBAQ, are widely used as starting material for the manufacture of vat dyes. Vat dyes are a class of water-insoluble dyes that can easily be reduced to a water-soluble and usually colorless form. In this form, they are readily impregnated into fibers and textiles. Oxidation then produces an insoluble colored form that is remarkably fast to washing, light, and chemicals. Vat dyes typically are used with cotton, wool, and cellulose acetate.
- Appendix A: NTP TR 383 (1996). Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of 1-Amino-2,4-Dibromoanthraquinone in F344/N Rats and B6C3F1 Mice (Feed Studies). PP A-1 – A-86
Meetings and Minutes from Review Groups
- Review Group 1 Review Summary Document for ADBAQ (February 26, 2002)
- Review Group 2 Review Summary Document for ADBAQ (October 2, 2002)
- NTP Board of Scientific Counselors RoC Subcommittee Meeting (November 19–20, 2002)
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