Agent Name

4-Nitroquinoline-N-oxide

CAS Number

56-57-5

Formula

C9-H6-N2-O3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

4 NQO; 4-NQO; 4-Nitrochinolin N-oxid [Swedish]; 4-Nitroquinolin-1-oxide; 4-Nitroquinoline 1-oxide; 4-Nitroquinoline oxide; 4-Nitroquinoline-1-oxide; 4-Nitroquinoline-N-oxide; 4NQO; Nitrochin; Quinoline, 4-nitro-, 1-oxide; Quinoline, 4-nitro-, oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Yellow solid; [HSDB] Yellowish-brown or yellow solid; Hygroscopic and sensitive to light; [CAMEO] Yellow or orange crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Mutagenic to human cells; Evidence for carcinogenicity in experimental animals; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [CAMEO] Increased incidence of congenital abnormalities and tumors observed in offspring of mice; [REPROTOX] Causes acute pulmonary edema, dyspnea, and decreased body temperature in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.6E-6 mm Hg

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