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2,6-DINITROTOLUENE ICSC: 0728
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

1-Methyl-2,6-dinitrobenzene
2,6-DNT
CAS # 606-20-2 C7H6N2O4 / C6H3CH3(NO2)2
RTECS # XT1925000 Molecular mass: 182.1
UN # 3454
EC # 609-049-00-8
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! AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

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! (See Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion (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. 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
R: 45-23/24/25-48/22-62-68-52/53
S: 53-45-61
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.
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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2,6-DINITROTOLUENE ICSC: 0728
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW, BROWN TO RED CRYSTALS, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
May explode on heating. 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: 0.2 mg/m as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: skin absorption (H); Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2004).
TLV and MAK are for mixed isomers (CAS 25321-14-6)
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 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. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 285C
Melting point: 66C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.283 (liquid)
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 2.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.28
Flash point: 207C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.05
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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. See also ICSC0465 Dinitrotoluene (mixed isomers).
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