1,3 Dinitrobenzene & 1,3,5 Trinitrobenzene

CAS ID#: 99-65-0, 99-35-4

Affected Organ Systems: Hematological (Blood Forming), Reproductive (Producing Children)

Cancer Classification:  Please contact NTP, IARC, or EPA with questions on cancer and cancer classification.

Chemical Classification: None

Summary: 1,3-Dinitrobenzene and 1,3,5-trinitrobenzene are synthetic substances that are used in explosives. Both substances are yellow crystal-like solids at room temperature. They may exist in air in very small amounts as dust or a vapor, and can dissolve in certain liquids. If either substance is put under very high heat, it will explode. They have have no odor or taste.

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