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o-Dinitrobenzene

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,2-Dinitrobenzene, ortho-Dinitrobenzene
CAS No.
528-29-0
RTECS No.
CZ7450000
DOT ID & Guide
1597 152
Formula
C6H4(NO2)2
Conversion
IDLH
50 mg/m3
See: 528290
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 1 mg/m3 [skin]
OSHA PEL
TWA 1 mg/m3 [skin]
Measurement Methods
NIOSH S214 (II-4)
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Pale-white or yellow solid.
Molecular Weight
168.1
Boiling Point
606°F
Melting Point
244°F
Solubility
0.05%
Vapor Pressure
?
Ionization Potential
10.71 eV
Specific Gravity
1.57
Flash Point
302°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, caustics, metals such as tin & zinc [Note: Prolonged exposure to fire and heat may result in an explosion due to SPONTANEOUS decomposition.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Anoxia, cyanosis; visual disturbance, central scotomas; bad taste, burning mouth, dry throat, thirst; yellowing hair, eyes, skin; anemia; liver damage
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, blood, liver, cardiovascular system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:Daily
Provide:Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 5 mg/m3:
(APF = 5) Any quarter-mask respirator.
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Up to 10 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any particulate respirator equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter (including N95, R95, and P95 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 25 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 50 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
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