Agent Name

1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene

CAS Number

99-35-4

Formula

C6-H3-N3-O6

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

sym-Trinitrobenzene; Benzene, 1,3,5-trinitro-; Benzene, trinitro- (wet); Benzite; TNB; Trinitrobenzeen [Dutch]; Trinitrobenzene; Trinitrobenzol [German]; s-Trinitrobenzene; symmetric Trinitrobenzene; syn-Trinitrobenzene; UN0214; UN1354; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Yellow crystals--will explode if heated; [ATSDR-PHS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make rubber; A by-product of trinitrotoluene (TNT) production; [ATSDR-PHS]

Comments

"1,3-DNB and 1,3,5-TNB are suspected to cause similar health effects." [ATSDR-PHS] See "m-Dinitrobenzene."

Reference Link

ATSDR - Public Health Statement: 1,3-Dinitrobenzene and 1,3,5-Trinitrobenzene (1,3-DNB and 1,3,5-TNB)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.2E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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