Agent Name

4,4,4-Trinitrobutyric acid

CAS Number

5029-46-9

Formula

C4-H5-N3-O8

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4,4,4-Trinitrobutanoic acid; BA 2759; Butyric acid, 4,4,4-trinitro-; gamma,gamma,gamma-Trinitrobutyric acid; Butanoic acid, 4,4,4-trinitro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitros, Aliphatic

Comments

Causes degenerative changes to brain, respiratory obstruction, and methemoglobinemia in oral lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; Causes changes in recordings from specific areas of the CNS, structural or functional changes in trachea or bronchi, and other liver changes in 26-week intermittent inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] See "Butyric acid." See "Trinitromethane."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 30 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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