Agent Name

2,4-Dichloronitrobenzene

CAS Number

611-06-3

Formula

C6-H3-Cl2-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1,3-Dichloro-4-nitrobenzene; 2,4-Dichloro-1-nitrobenzene; Benzene, 2,4-dichloro-1-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1578

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Yellow solid; [ICSC] Yellow low melting solid; mp = 29-32 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in the synthesis of pigments, pesticides, and medicinal drugs; Produced in a closed system and no exposure in consumer products; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Emergency treatment: see "Nitrobenzene." Mild irritant on rabbit skin; Not a skin sensitizer; [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; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 2,4-Dichloronitrobenzene - 1996

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 112 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloronitrobenzenes, solid."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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