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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: H315-H319-H350-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P201-P280g-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.