Agent Name

p-Nitroanisole

CAS Number

100-17-4

Formula

C7-H7-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Methoxy-4-nitrobenzene; 4-Methoxynitrobenzene; Nitroanisole; p-Methoxynitrobenzene; p-Nitroanisol; 4-Nitroanisole; Anisole, p-nitro-; Benzene, 1-methoxy-4-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2730; UN3458

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye intermediate and for organic synthesis; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes fatty liver degeneration in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A strong oxidizing agent; May cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; May induce methemoglobinemia; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "o-Nitroanisole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Nitroanisoles."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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