Agent Name

2-Nitrobiphenyl

CAS Number

86-00-0

Formula

C12-H9-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Nitrodiphenyl; 2-Phenylnitrobenzene; o-Nitrobiphenyl; o-Nitrodiphenyl; ONB; 1,1'-Biphenyl, 2-nitro-; Biphenyl, 2-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Nitro-1,1'-biphenyl; [Merck Index]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Solid with a sweetish odor; mp = 36.7 deg C; [Merck Index] Gold to tan or brown solid; [CAMEO] Light yellow solid; mp = 36-38 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer for resins, cellulose acetate and nitrate, and polystyrenes, as a fungicide for textiles, wood preservative, and dye intermediate; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes coma, dyspnea, and weight loss in oral lethal-dose studies of rats and rabbits; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Suspected carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "4-Nitrobiphenyl."

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