Agent Name

4-Methyl-2,6-dinitrophenol

CAS Number

609-93-8

Formula

C7-H6-N2-O5

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,6-Dinitro-4-methylphenol; 2,6-Dinitro-p-cresol; DNPC; Dinitro-p-cresol; Phenol, 4-methyl-2,6-dinitro-; Toluene, 3,5-dinitro-4-hydroxy-; Victoria Orange; Victoria Yellow; p-Cresol, 2,6-dinitro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Nitrophenols

Description

Light yellow to yellow solid; [HSDB] Deep yellow flakes; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a parent compound for intermediates, dyes, and pharmaceuticals; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 24.8 mg/kg; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: "Dinitro phenol group"; [HSDB] An irritant; Readily absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Dinitrophenol."

Reference Link

ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Dinitrocresols

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.48E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Other Poison

Uncoupler

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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