A light yellow crystalline sludge or slurry.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Explosive; Very toxic; Danger of cumulative effects; Dangerous for the Environment
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0004 (25 C)
Solubility in water
1.576 cp (152 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store only in permanent magazine. This high explosive should be kept well away from initiator explosives; protected from physical damage; separated from oxidizing materials, combustibles and sources of heat.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
For rescue operations, use complete protective clothing. Wear appropriate chemical protective gloves and goggles. Wear appropriate chemical protective gloves, boots and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Keep spilled material wet. Do not attempt to sweep up dry material.
Tnb is a more powerful explosive than tnt. Explodes on rapid heating. Unstable. Dried out material may explode if exposed to heat, flame, or shock.
If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, they may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in a detonation.
When heated to decomposition, emits highly toxic oxides of nitrogen.
Dangerously explosive. Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. DRIED OUT material may explode if exposed to heat, flame, friction or shock; Treat as an explosive. Keep material wet with water or treat as an explosive. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. MAY EXPLODE AND THROW FRAGMENTS 1600 meters (1 MILE) OR MORE IF FIRE REACHES CARGO.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, abnormally low blood pressure, and respiratory depression may occur. Headache, dizziness, lethargy, and coma are possible. Nitrobenzene is a possible animal teratogen.
Nausea and vomiting may occur. Urine and vomitus may have the odor of bitter almonds.
Respiratory failure may occur.
Persistent cyanosis in spite of oxygen therapy usually occurs when the methemoglobin level is greater than 15 percent.
May cause burns. See inhalation.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
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