Agent Name

m-Nitrocinnamic acid

CAS Number

555-68-0

Formula

C9-H7-N-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Propenoic acid, 3-(3-nitrophenyl)-; 3-Nitrobenzenepropenoic acid; 3-Nitrocinnamic acid; Cinnamic acid, m-nitro; [ChemIDplus] 3-(3-Nitrophenyl)-2-propenoic acid; 3-(3-Nitrophenyl)-acrylic acid; [Merck Index]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Off-white odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes ataxia, changes in motor activity, and rigidity in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (lethal-dose > 250 mg/kg); [RTECS] "A genotoxic nitro compound." [ChemIDplus] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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