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2-nitronaphthalene
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Description

2-Nitronaphthalene is an organic compound that is used as an intermediate in the production of dyes, pharmaceuticals, and other chemicals. It is also used as a pesticide and as a fuel additive. It is a white crystalline solid with a strong odor.

Toxic effects of 2-nitronaphthalene include irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract, as well as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. Long-term exposure to 2-nitronaphthalene can cause liver and kidney damage, as well as an increased risk of cancer.

Associated brand names include: Naphthon, Naphthol, Naphthyl, Naphthyl-2-nitro, and Naphthyl-2-nitrobenzene.

Synonyms
  • beta-nitronaphthalene
Classifications
  • combustion product

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