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Document ID (ISN)75558
CIS number 00-1258
ISBN(s) 92-4-153020-0
Year 2000
Convention or series no. CICAD No.20
Author(s) Boehncke A., Koennecker G., Mangelsdorf I., Wibbertmann A.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Mononitrophenols
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2000. iv, 39p. 165 ref. Price: CHF 16.00 (CHF 11.20 in developing countries).
Internet access http://www.who.int/ipcs/publications/cicad/en/cicad20.pdf [in English]
Abstract 2-Nitrophenol and 4-nitrophenol are used as intermediates in the synthesis of a number of organophosphorus pesticides and some medical products. 2-Nitrophenol is slightly irritant to the skin. In acute toxicity studies on animals 4-nitrophenol was found to be more toxic than 2-nitrophenol. Workers may be exposed to 2- and 4-nitrophenol via inhalation and skin contact. Animal tests showed no carcinogenic effects nor significant reproductive effects. The appropriate International Chemical Safety Card (ICSC) is given. Summaries in French and in Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; nitrophenols; m-nitrophenol; 4-nitrophenol; pesticides; toxicology; o-nitrophenol
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; ILO; criteria document; WHO; animal experiments; data sheet; UNEP
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals