1,8-Naphthalic anhydride is used as a seed protectant and to prepare dyestuffs and optical brighteners. It is used in the preparation of napthalimide analogues, which finds application as anticancer agents. Further, it is used as fluorescent brightening agent for polymeric materials.
Wang, F.; Sun, J.; Wang, J.; Bai, S.; Wu, X. Influence of Various Solvents on the Luminescent Performance of 1,8-Naphthalic Anhydride Modified by Eu3+ Ions. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2015, 15 (6), 4347-4352.
Gerbich, T.; Schmitt, H. C.; Fischer, I.; Petersen, J.; Albert, J.; Mitric?, R. Time-Resolved Study of 1,8-Naphthalic Anhydride and 1,4,5,8-Naphthalene-tetracarboxylic Dianhydride. J. Phys. Chem. A 2015, 119 (23), 6006-6016.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H350-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.