Agent Name

2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine

CAS Number

119-26-6

Formula

C6-H6-N4-O4

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-Hydrazino-2,4-dinitrobenzene; 2,4-Dinitrofenylhydrazin [Czech]; 2,4-Dinitrophenylhydrazine; 2,4-DNPH; [ChemIDplus] UN3380 (Desensitized explosive, solid); [MSDSonline]

Category

Explosives

Description

Blue-red flourescent crystals; [Sax] Red powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"A dangerous explosive"; [Sax] Used as a reagent for aldehydes and ketones; [Merck Index, 3283]

Comments

Emits nitrogen oxides when heated to decomposition; Toxic by ingestion; An eye irritant; [Sax] Highly flammable; Explosive when dry; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.25E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 198 degrees C (decomposes); [Sax]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

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