Agent Name

2,3-Dichloronitrobenzene

CAS Number

3209-22-1

Formula

C6-H3-Cl2-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,2-Dichloro-3-nitrobenzene; 2,3-Dichloro-1-nitrobenzene; Benzene, 1,2-dichloro-3-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1578

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] Light yellow solid; [CHEMINFO] Light yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make agricultural chemicals and antibacterial/antiprotozoal agents; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: "Nitrobenzene." [HSDB] No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; "Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken." [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00505 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 123 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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