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2,3-DINITROTOLUENE ICSC: 0726
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

1-Methyl-2,3-dinitrobenzene
2,3-DNT
CAS # 602-01-7 C6H3CH3(NO2)2 / C7H6N2O4
RTECS # XT1400000 Molecular mass: 182.1
UN # 3454
EC # 609-050-00-3
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air. Risk of explosion on contact with many substances.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Headache. Dizziness. Nausea. Confusion. Convulsions. Unconsciousness.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 45-23/24/25-48/22-62-68-50/53
S: 53-45-60-61
Note: [E]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S3454; 61GT2-II
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R3;
Fireproof. Separated from strong bases, food and feedstuffs oxidants, strong reducing agents. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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2,3-DINITROTOLUENE ICSC: 0726
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including nitrogen oxides even in absence of air. Reacts with reducing agents, strong bases and oxidants causing explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in formation of methaemoglobin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 250-300C
Melting point: 59-61C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.3 (liquid)
Solubility in water: very poor
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.28
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.0 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
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. Do NOT take working clothes home. UN number for molten form: UN1600, TEC( R): 61GT1-II.
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