Agent Name

1,8-Dinitronaphthalene

CAS Number

602-38-0

Formula

C10-H6-N2-O4

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Naphthalene, 1,8-dinitro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitros, Aromatic

Description

Yellow solid; [CAMEO] Yellow crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a intermediate in the production of naphthperinones; [Ullmann]

Comments

Potentially explosive; [Ullmann] Explosive; A strong oxidizing agent; A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; "Symptoms of exposure to this compound may include skin pigmentation, headache, dizziness, cyanosis, nausea, vomiting, anemia, insomnia, fatigue, weight loss, central nervous system depression, liver damage, toxic hepatitis, and kidney damage." [CAMEO] An irritant; May induce methemoglobinemia; [MSDSonline] See "2-Nitronaphthalene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.28E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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