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2-NITROANISOLEICSC: 1520
Benzene, 1-methoxy-2-nitro-
1-Methoxy-2-nitrobenzene
o-Nitrophenyl methyl ether
o-Nitroanisole
April 2004
CAS #: 91-23-6
UN #: 2730
EC Number: 202-052-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use carbon dioxide, foam, powder.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
2-NITROANISOLE ICSC: 1520
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: NO2C6H4OCH3 / C7H7NO3
Molecular mass: 153.1
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  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

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

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


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: carcinogen category: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
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
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45-22; S: 53-45; Note: E 

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