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  • Product Name:   3-Nitrotoluene
  • Synonyms:   1-Methyl-3-mitrobenzene;1-methyl-3-nitro-benzen;3-methyl-1-nitrobenzene;3-Nitrobenzene;3-Nitrotoluol
  • CAS No.:   99-08-1
  • Molecular Formula:   C7H7NO2
  • Molecular Weight :   137.14
  • Specification :   98%
  • Place of Origin:   China
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Description of 3-Nitrotoluene

3-Nitrotoluene Chemical Properties

Melting point  15 °C

Boiling point  230-231 °C(lit.)

density  1.157 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)

vapor density  4.73 (vs air)

vapor pressure  1 mm Hg ( 50.2 °C)

refractive index  n20/D 1.541(lit.)

Fp  215 °F

storage temp.  2-8°C

solubility  0.419g/l

form  Liquid

color  Clear yellow to yellow-brownish

explosive limit 2.2%(V)

Water Solubility  insoluble

Merck  14,6650

BRN  1906910

Stability: Stable. Combustible. Incompatible with reducing agents, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.

CAS DataBase Reference 99-08-1(CAS DataBase Reference)

NIST Chemistry Reference Benzene, 1-methyl-3-nitro-(99-08-1)

EPA Substance Registry System Benzene, 1-methyl-3-nitro-(99-08-1)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  T,F,Xn

Risk Statements  23/24/25-33-51/53-36/37/38-11-36-20/21/22

Safety Statements  36/37-45-61-37-28A-27-16-26

RIDADR  UN 1664 6.1/PG 2

WGK Germany  2

RTECS  XT2975000


HazardClass  6.1

PackingGroup  II

HS Code  29042000

Hazardous Substances Data 99-08-1(Hazardous Substances Data)

3-Nitrotoluene Usage And Synthesis

Chemical Properties yellow-green liquid

Definition ChEBI: A mononitrotoluene carrying a nitro group at position 3.

General Description Yellow crystals that melt at 59°F to a yellow liquid. Often therefore encountered as a liquid. Flash point 223°F. Boiling point 450°F. Insoluble in water. Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.

Air & Water Reactions Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile 3-Nitrotoluene reacts with sulfuric acid, strong oxidizing agents and reducing agents.

Health Hazard INHALATION, INGESTION OR SKIN ABSORPTION: Headache, flushing of face, dizziness, difficult breathing, cyanosis, nausea, vomiting, muscular weakness, increased pulse and respiratory rate, irritability and convulsions. EYES: Slight irrita- tion. SKIN: Slight irritation.

Purification Methods Dry 3-nitrotoluene over P2O5 for 24hours, then fractionally distil it under reduced pressure. [Clark & Taylor Org. Synth Coll Vol I 415 1941, Beilstein 5 IV 847.]

3-Nitrotoluene Preparation Products And Raw materials

Preparation Products 4-Nitrotoluene-->3-Nitrobenzaldehyde-->m-Toluidine-->3-AMINO-N,N-DIMETHYLBENZYLAMINE-->TERT-BUTYL 2-(N-(3-AMINOBENZYL)-N-METHYLAMINO)ACETATE-->3-Aminobenzylmethylamine-->2,4-Dinitrotoluene-->3-Nitrobenzoic acid-->3-Hydroxy-N-(3-nitrophenyl)-2-naphthalenecarboxamide-->3-Nitrobenzyl bromide-->4-Chloro-3-nitrotoluene-->3-Fluorotoluene-->2,3-DINITROTOLUENE-->3,4-DINITROTOLUENE

Raw materials Toluene-->Nitric acid-->4-Nitrotoluene-->2-Nitrotoluene-->p-Toluidine

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