Agent Name

3-Nitrobenzonitrile

CAS Number

619-24-9

Formula

C7-H4-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

3-Cyanonitrobenzene; Benzonitrile, 3-nitro-; m-Cyanonitrobenzene; m-Nitrobenzonitrile; Benzonitrile, m-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN3439

Category

Nitriles

Description

Pale yellow powder with an almond-like odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes somnolence and cyanosis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; May induce methemoglobinemia; Harmful by skin absorption; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "NITRILES." See "Nitrobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00217 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Nitriles, toxic, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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