Agent Name

4-Amino-2,6-dinitrotoluene

CAS Number

19406-51-0

Formula

C7-H7-N3-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3,5-Dinitro-4-methylaniline; 3,5-Dinitro-p-toluidine; 4-Methyl-3,5-dinitrobenzenamine; Benzenamine, 3,5-dinitro-4-methyl-; Benzenamine, 4-methyl-3,5-dinitro-; p-Toluidine, 3,5-dinitro-; [ChemIDplus] 4A-DNT; [ToxPlanet: DOD - USCHPPM]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Solid; [ToxPlanet: DOD - USCHPPM]

Sources/Uses

A primary reduction product of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT); [ToxPlanet: DOD - USCHPPM] 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] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; May induce methemoglobinemia; [AccuStandard MSDS] See "2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene and "5-Nitro-2-toluidine." Both chemicals are primary hepatotoxins.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.0E-5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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