Agent Name

o-Nitroanisole

CAS Number

91-23-6

Formula

C7-H7-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

1-Methoxy-2-nitrobenzene; 1-Nitro-2-methoxybenzene; 2-Methoxy-1-nitrobenzene; 2-Methoxynitrobenzene; 2-Nitroanisole; Anisole, o-nitro-; Benzene, 1-methoxy-2-nitro-; o-Nitrophenyl methyl ether; ortho-Nitrobenzene methyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN2730

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Colorless, yellow, or reddish liquid; [HSDB] Yellow liquid; mp = 9-10 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis to produce pharmaceuticals and dyes; [Hawley]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause methemoglobinemia; "The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in anaemia." [ICSC] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0036 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 124 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Nitroanisoles, liquid."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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