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Document ID (ISN)111593
CIS number 11-0201
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sato M., Yoshiki H., Horie M., Yano E.
Title A case report of acute dermatitis that developed during an experiment examining the bromination of 3-hexylthiophene
Bibliographic information 2010, No.5:3. 4p. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access A_case_report.pdf [in English]
Abstract This article presents a case of acute allergic dermatitis that was likely to have been induced by 3-hexylthiophene, an aromatic compound often contained in fragrance substances. The case, who was a 27-year male researcher engaged in organic chemical synthesis for six years, was exposed to 3-hexylthiophene and its product (2-bromo-3-hexylthiophene) through an experiment in May 2004 and itching, swelling and eczema immediately developed from face to back. This case of sensitization to 3-hexylthiophene suggests that it be a possible allergen for fragrance allergy.
Descriptors (primary) thiophene derivatives; synthesis; laboratory work; skin allergies; eczema
Descriptors (secondary) Japan; sensitization; diagnosis; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Allergies
Chemical industry
Skin diseases