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Acetanilide is a colorless to white solid without odor. It occurs most often in the form of flakes. It is produced by the reaction of aniline and acetic acid, it is slightly soluble in water.
It was used in medicine as a cheaper replacement of acylpyrine under the name Antiprin. He was prescribed against fever, menstrual or rheumatic pain, migraines and as an anti -inflammatory agent. It is now still used in pharmacy as an intermediate product. It can also be found as part of the painting and rubber industry as a component of cosmetic products.
In cosmetics, acetanilide is added to hair color containing hydrogen peroxide, where it acts as an agent for better pigment development. The maximum permitted concentration in the final product (including those for bleaching) is 1 % in the total package content.
It is also used as an agent to disguise the odors of certain chemicals. For this purpose, it is permitted in a percentage of 0, 0025 %. Acetanilide is also used in teeth whitening at a maximum concentration of 2 %.
Acetanilide has been eliminated in health care due to negative effects on human health - it can adversely affect the liver and kidneys. It can cause methemoglobinaemia and negatively affects fetal development during pregnancy. It is a potential trigger for cancer and acts as a hormonal disruptor. In large doses it causes an acute toxic shock. Acetanilide has 100% skin absorption, but its health harmfulness has not been confirmed when used in cosmetics. It is not mutagenic, has minimal oral toxicity and is not associated with cancer when used in cosmetics.