Agent Name

beta-Nitrostyrene

CAS Number

102-96-5

Formula

C8-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

(2-Nitrovinyl)benzene; 1-Phenyl-2-nitroethene; 2-Nitro-1-phenylethylene; BNS; Benzene, (2-nitroethenyl)-; Styrene, beta-nitro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Yellow crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to stop chain in styrene polymerization; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; A lachrymator; [CAMEO] An irritant; Harmful if swallowed; [MSDSonline] See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

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