Agent Name

4-Nitrobenzyl bromide

CAS Number

100-11-8

Formula

C7-H6-Br-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-(Bromomethyl)nitrobenzene; Benzene, 1-(bromomethyl)-4-nitro-; Nitrobenzyl bromide; Toluene, alpha-bromo-4-nitro-; alpha-Bromo-4-nitrotoluene; alpha-Bromo-p-nitrotoluene; alpha-Bromoparanitrotoluene; p-(Bromomethyl)nitrobenzene; p-Nitrobenzyl bromide; Toluene, alpha-bromo-p-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Off-white or tan powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (rat) = 56 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [REPROTOX] Hydrolyzed by water; Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "4-Nitrobenzyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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