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Testing Status of D&C Violet No. 2 M970018


CASRN: 81-48-1

Formula: C21-H15-N-O3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ahcoquinone Blue IR Base
  • Alizarine Violet 3B Base
  • Alizurol Purple
  • 9,10-Anthracenedione, 1-hydroxy-4-((4-methylphenyl)amino)-
  • CI Disperse Blue 72
  • C.I. Solvent Blue 90
  • C.I. Solvent Violet 13
  • Duranol Brilliant Violet TG
  • 1-Hydroxy-4-(p-toluidino)anthraquinone

Known Uses

Dye for cosmetics (e.g., hair & skin care products); dye for plastics & resins (e.g., styrene); dye for synthetic textile fibers; dye for hydrocarbon solvents & gasoline. As in dyes n home and industry. (HSDB 1996)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A11959)  Completed 
    •  Negative