Agent Name

alpha-Chloro-m-nitrotoluene

CAS Number

619-23-8

Formula

C7-H6-Cl-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-(Chloromethyl)-3-nitrobenzene; 3-Nitrobenzyl chloride; Benzene, 1-(chloromethyl)-3-nitro-; Toluene, alpha-chloro-3-nitro-; Toluene, alpha-chloro-m-nitro-; m-Nitrobenzyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN1759

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Pale yellow solid; [HSDB] Tan or yellow crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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