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Document ID (ISN)66525
CIS number 96-909
ISBN(s) 3-527-28606-3
Year 1993
Convention or series no. BUA Report 32
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Benzenedicarbonitriles
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xii, 38p. 44 ref.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in December 1988: the main effects of phthalodinitrile (o-PDN) are on the central nervous system. The isomers isophthalodinitrile (m-PDN) and terephthalodinitrile (p-PDN) appear to be less toxic than o-PDN. Cases of acute human intoxication have been reported following dust inhalation and skin absorption; symptoms may be delayed for up to 48 hours after exposure. Reported effects include skin and mucous membrane irritation, nausea, unconsciousness and epileptoid convulsions.
Descriptors (primary) terephthalodinitrile; Germany; ecotoxicology; phthalonitrile; toxicology; isophthalodinitrile
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; central nervous system; criteria document; convulsions; delayed effects; legislation; translation; skin absorption
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cyano compounds
Pollution control