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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.
Hazard Statements: H317-H319
May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P272-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P333+P313-P363-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant