Agent Name

1-Amino-2-chloro-4-nitrobenzene

Alternative Name

2-Chloro-4-nitroaniline

CAS Number

121-87-9

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Chloro-4-nitroaniline; 2-Chloro-4-nitrobenzenamine; 4-Nitro-2-chloroaniline; Aniline, 2-chloro-4-nitro-; Benzenamine, 2-chloro-4-nitro-; OCPNA; o-Chloro-p-nitroaniline; ortho-Chloro-para-nitroaniline; [ChemIDplus] UN2237

Category

Nitroanilines

Description

Yellow solid; [Hawley] Yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes and the molluscicide Niclodamide; [HSDB] Used in organic synthesis (paints, lacquers, and varnishes industry); [IUCLID]

Comments

General anesthetic effect in lethal-dose feeding studies of guinea pigs; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] "Toxic by ingestion and inhalation." [Hawley] A mild skin irritant; Can induce methemoglobinemia; [ICSC] An irritant; May induce methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000485 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 205 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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