Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[4-amino-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-3-[sulfo-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-1-anthracenyl]amino]-2,4,6-trimethyl-, disodium salt (Acid Violet 48)

CAS Registry Number 72243-90-4

What is it?

  • Benzenesulfonic acid, 3-[[4-amino-9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo-3-[sulfo-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenoxy]-1-anthracenyl]amino]-2,4,6-trimethyl-, disodium salt, also known as Acid Violet 48, is an industrial chemical.

How is it used?

  • Acid Violet 48 is used as a colorant dye for textiles as well as in cleaning products.
  • Based on the most recent data available, Acid Violet 48 is not manufactured in Canada, but is imported into Canada.

Why did the Government of Canada assess it?

  • Acid Violet 48 was identified as a potential concern to the environment based on available information regarding possible persistence, accumulation and potential to cause harm to the environment.

How is it released to the environment?

  • If used, Acid Violet 48 would be expected to be released to waste water during industrial processing and consumer use.

What is the Government of Canada doing?

  • The Government of Canada has conducted an evaluation of Acid Violet 48 based on science, called a screening assessment.
  • The Government of Canada has determined that Acid Violet 48 is not harmful to the environment, because it was found not to accumulate and not to cause harm to organisms. Therefore, no further action will be taken on Acid Violet 48.
  • The final screening assessment report was published on March 7, 2009.

What should Canadians do?

  • Because Acid Violet 48 is not a concern for the environment or human health, Canadians do not need to take any specific actions with respect to how they use this chemical, or products that contain that chemical.

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