Agent Name

2-Amino-4,6-dinitrotoluene

CAS Number

35572-78-2

Formula

C7-H7-N3-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzenamine; 3,5-Dinitro-o-toluidine; Benzenamine, 2-methyl-3,5-dinitro-; Benzenamine, 3,5-dinitro-2-methyl- (9CI); o-Toluidine, 3,5-dinitro-; [ChemIDplus] 2A-DNT; [ToxPlanet: DOD]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Solid; [ToxPlanet: DOD] Yellow powder; [AccuStandard MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Produced from the microbial degradation of the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT); [ToxPlanet: DOD] A major human metabolite of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT); [ToxPlanet: EPA - PPRTV]

Comments

Causes excitement and somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Has been detected in the urine of workers exposed to TNT; [ToxPlanet: EPA - PPRTV] May cause irritation; [AccuStandard MSDS] See "2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.0E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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