2-Methyl-6-nitroaniline

  • 3-Nitro-2-aminotoluene
  • 6-Nitro-o-toluidine
  • 2-Amino-3-nitrotoluene
  • 2-Nitro-6-methylaniline
  • 1-Amino-2-methyl-6-nitrobenzene
  • Benzenamine, 2-methyl-6-nitro-
Formula
2-(CH3)-6-(NO2)C6H3NH2
Structure
Description
Orange-yellow prisms or brown granular powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
570-24-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-329-6
EC Index Number
612-025-00-X
EC Class
toxic, dangerous for the environment
R 23/24/25 33 51/53
S 28 36/37 45 61
RTECS
XU8225000
UN (DOT)
2660
Beilstein/Gmelin
1868029
Beilstein Reference
4-12-00-01807
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H8N2O2
Formula mass
152.15
Melting point, °C
92 - 94
Boiling point, °C
120 - 124 (1 torr)
Density
1.19 g/cm3 (100 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Surface tension
39.2 g/s2 (105 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep containers tightly closed.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Wash area with soap and water. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Remove all sources of ignition.
Disposal code
9
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids - acid chlorides - acid anhydrides - chloroformates - strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
110
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Combustible material; may burn but does not ignite readily. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Causes digestive tract irritation.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation of the mucous membranes.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. Absorption into the body may cause cyanosis.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. May cause eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
2660
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
III
 
HS Code
2921 43 00