NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

2-Nitronaphthalene CAS 581-89-5
C10H7NO2 RTECS QJ9760000
Synonyms & Trade Names
DOT ID & Guide
2538 133
NIOSH REL: Ca* See Appendix A [*Note: Since metabolized to beta-Naphthylamine.]
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH Ca [N.D.] Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless solid.
MW: 178.2
BP: ?
MLT: 174°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: ?
IP: 8.67 eV

Sp.Gr: ?
Fl.P: ?
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
For "Nitrates" in general: Aluminum, cyanides, esters, phosphorus, tin chlorides, thiocyanates, sodium hypophosphite
Measurement Methods
None available
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration: (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 (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation skin, respiratory system; dermatitis; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs Skin, respiratory system

Cancer Site [bladder cancer]