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4-Nitrotoluene is used as a basic chemical in the chemical industry for the manufacturing of intermediates.
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In the presence of KOH, an unusual aerobic oxidation gives 4,4'-dinitrobibenzyl: Org. Synth. Coll., 4, 367 (1963). CrO3 in acetic anhydride gives the diacetate of 4-nitro-benzaldehyde: Org. Synth. Coll., 4, 713 (1963).
Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H331-H373
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P273-P280g-P309-P310a-P302+P352a
Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves. IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.