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2-Nitrotoluene is used as an intermediate for the o-toludine synthesis, which finds application in the dyestuff industry. It is employed as a reagent in detecting and photometric determining oxidizing agent. It is also used in the determination of prussic acid content in the air. It acts as a precursor to prepare 2-amino-4-chlorotoluene, 2-amino-6-chlorotoluene, nitrotoluenesulfonic acids and toluene nitrosulfonic chlorides. It acts as a nitrogen supplement in the culture medium of pseudomonas sp. strain ClS1. It acts as a carbon and energy supplement in the culture medium of Pseudomonas sp. strain JS42.
Tanner, E. E. L.; Barnes, E. O.; Goodrich, P.; Hardacre, C.; Compton, R. G. One-Electron Reduction of 2-Nitrotoluene, Nitrocyclopentane, and 1-Nitrobutane in Room Temperature Ionic Liquids: A Comparative Study of Butler-Volmer and Symmetric Marcus-Hush Theories Using Microdisk Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (7), 3634-3647.
Mohammadyari, P.; Nezamzadeh-Ejhieh, A. Supporting of mixed ZnS-NiS semiconductors onto clinoptilolite nano-particles to improve its activity in photodegradation of 2-nitrotoluene. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (92), 75300-75310.
Hazard Statements: H302-H340-H350-H361
Harmful if swallowed. May cause genetic defects. May cause cancer. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P280-P301+P312a-P308+P313-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.