Agent Name

p-Dinitrosobenzene

CAS Number

105-12-4

Formula

C6-H4-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,4-dinitroso-; 1,4-Dinitrosobenzene; Benzene, p-dinitroso-; p-Dinitrosobenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Comments

p-Dinitrosobenzene is in the ACGIH table of "Industrial Chemicals for Which Methemoglobin Formation is the Principal Cause of Toxicity."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Methemoglobin in blood = 1.5% of hemoglobin during or at end of shift. [ACGIH]

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 200 mg/m3/2H

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Primary

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