Agent Name

2-Nitronaphthalene

CAS Number

581-89-5

Formula

C10-H7-N-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

beta-Nitronaphthalene; [NIOSH]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Colorless solid; [NIOSH]

Comments

Irritation skin, Respiratory System; Dermatitis; Carcinogen [NIOSH] May cause methemoglobinemia; [ICSC] Viewed by IARC as "not classifiable as to carcinogenicity in humans"; "Nitronaphthalene" is in the ACGIH list of "Industrial Chemicals for Which Methemoglobin Formation is the Principal Cause of Toxicity" [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000258 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

NIOSH REL = lowest feasible conc. (carcinogen);

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Primary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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