Agent Name

2-Chloro-4-nitrotoluene

CAS Number

121-86-8

Formula

C7-H6-Cl-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Chloro-1-methyl-4-nitrobenzene; 2-Chloro-4-nitro-1-methylbenzene; 2-Chloro-4-nitrotoluen [Czech]; 3-Chloro-4-methylnitrobenzene; Benzene, 2-chloro-1-methyl-4-nitro-; CNT; Toluene, 2-chloro-4-nitro-; o-Chloro-p-nitrotoluol; [ChemIDplus] UN2433

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Pale yellow crystalline powder or lumps; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: Methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 528 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 138 deg C; [eChemPortal: IUCLID] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloronitrotoluenes, solid."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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