Agent Name

4-Nitrosophenol

CAS Number

104-91-6

Formula

C6-H5-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

4-Nitrosofenol [Czech]; Nitrosophenol; Phenol, 4-nitroso-; Phenol, p-nitroso-; p-Nitrosophenol; para-Nitrosophenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Pale yellow or light-brown solid; [HSDB] Black solid; [CAMEO] Yellow-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for dyes; metal complexes for camouflage dyes, and hydroquinone; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; Intraperitoneal LDLo (mouse) = 250 mg/kg: causes convulsions and dyspnea; [RTECS] Danger of fire and explosion; [Hawley] Explodes on contact with fire or concentrated acid or alkali; [Merck Index] Emergency treatment: "Phenol and related agents"; [HSDB] May cause serious damage to eyes; [eChemPortal: ESIS] An irritant; May cause injury to eyes; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.15 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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