NIOSH Skin Notation Profiles: Dinitrotoluene; 2,4-Dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) 2,6-Dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT)
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2011-138
Technical (commercial) grade dinitrotoluene (DNT) is composed of approximately 76% 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT), 19% 2,6-dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT), and 5% of the other four dinitrotoluene isomers; DNT is used primarily as a chemical intermediate in the production of organic compounds, such as toluene diisocyanate [ATSDR 1998]. Secondary applications include its use as a gelatinizing-plasticizing agent in both commercial and military explosive compositions and as a chemical intermediate in the production of rubber chemicals [ECB 2008].
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