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4-methylnitrobenzene
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Description

P-nitrotoluene is an organic compound that is used in the production of dyes, explosives, and pharmaceuticals. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, pungent odor. It is highly flammable and can be explosive when exposed to heat or flame.

P-nitrotoluene is toxic and can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapors can cause dizziness, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Long-term exposure can cause liver and kidney damage.

Associated brand names include: Nitrobenzene, Nitrobenzol, Nitro-toluene, and Toluene-2-nitro.

Synonyms
  • 4-nitrotoluene
  • p-methylnitrobenzene
  • p-nitrotoluene
  • para-methylnitrobenzene
  • para-nitrotoluene
Classifications
  • chemical precursor

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