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2-NITROANISOLE
ICSC: 1520
Peer-Review Status: 21.04.2004 Validated
Benzene, 1-methoxy-2-nitro-
1-Methoxy-2-nitrobenzene
o-Nitrophenyl methyl ether
o-Nitroanisole 
CAS #: 91-23-6 RTECS #: BZ8790000
UN #: 2730
EC #: 609-047-00-7
EINECS #: 202-052-1
    Formula: NO2C6H4OCH3 / C7H7NO3
Molecular mass: 153.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use carbon dioxide, foam, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Confusion.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.   
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45-22; S: 53-45; Note: E 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-III.  Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW-RED LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2003). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly on spraying. 

Effects of short-term exposure
Exposure at high levels could cause formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. The substance may have effects on the blood. This may result in anaemia. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 277°C
Melting point: 10°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.25
Solubility in water at 20°C: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 30°C: 0.004
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.29
Flash point: 124°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 464°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.04-66
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.73  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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