Agent Name

2,4-Dinitroresorcinol

CAS Number

519-44-8

Formula

C6-H4-N2-O6

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Benzenediol, 2,4-dinitro-; Resorcinol, 2,4-dinitro- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 2,4-Dinitro-1,3-benzenediol; [Merck Index] 2,4-Dinitroresorcin; Dinitroresorcinol; 3-Hydroxy-2,4-dinitrophenol; [CAMEO] UN1322

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Yellow solid; [Merck Index] White to light-colored solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used for dyeing fabrics and as a reagent for cobalt and iron; [Merck Index] Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Explodes on intense heating; [Merck Index] A strong oxidizing agent; Can explode from heat or shock when dry; May cause irritation; [CAMEO] See "Styphnic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.92E-7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Dinitroresorcinol, wetted with not less than 15% water."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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