4-Nitrobiphenyl

4-Nitrobiphenyl, CAS No. 92-93-3, is a white to yellow crystalline (sand-like) solid. It is used as a plasticizer, fungicide, wood preservative and dye intermediate. This chemical is regulated by OSHA and cited by ACGIH, NIOSH, DEP, and other organizations and is no longer manufactured or used in the United States. 4-Nitrobiphenyl has a molecular formula of C12H9NO2 and an IDLH of 5mg/m3. It is identified as p-Phenylnitrobenzene; 4-(4-Nitrophenyl)benzene; 4-Nitro-1,1'-biphenyl; NSC 1324 in research applications.

92-93-3

Chemical Name:

4-Nitrobiphenyl

CAS No:

92-93-3

Molecular Fomula:

C12H9NO2

Formula Weight:

199.21

Chemical Uses

Description:

4-Nitrobiphenyl, CAS No. 92-93-3, is a white-to-yellow crystalline (sand-like) solid with many uses. It is used as a plasticizer, fungicide, wood preservative, and dye intermediate. It is a volatile organic compound regulated by OSHA and cited by ACGIH, NIOSH, DEP, and other organizations. Unfortunately, 4-Nitrobiphenyl is no longer manufactured or used in the United States.

Chemical Properties:

Solid

Uses:

4-Nitrobiphenyl is used as a plasticizer, fungicide, wood preservative, and dye intermediate. It has many uses in the plastics industry, including as a plasticizer for PVC, polyethylene, polystyrene, and other plastics. It can also be used as an antioxidant and stabilizer to protect against UV radiation, making it helpful in manufacturing plastic films, films, and sheets. In the wood preservation industry, 4-Nitrobiphenyl is used as a preservative to protect the timber from decay. It has also been used as a fungicide for treating wood against mold, mildew, and rot. 

As a dye intermediate, 4-Nitrobiphenyl can make dyes for textiles and plastics. It is used to create a variety of colors and hues, as well as to improve the fastness of colors in textiles. In the medical field, 4-Nitrobiphenyl has been used as an intermediate in manufacturing antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Given its multiple uses and potential toxicity, 4-Nitrobiphenyl is regulated by OSHA and cited by ACGIH, NIOSH, DEP, and other organizations. It is no longer manufactured or used in the United States. However, it is still available for research purposes, where it is identified as p-Phenylnitrobenzene; 4-(4-Nitrophenyl)benzene; 4-Nitro-1,1’-biphenyl; NSC 1324.

Chemical Properties

Chemical name:

4-Nitrobiphenyl

Cas No:

92-93-3

Molecular Formula:

C12H9NO2

Formula Weight:

199.21 g/mol

EINECS:

202-204-7

Melting point

114 °C

Boiling point

340 °C

Density

1.1919 (rough estimate)

Refractive index

1.5880 (estimate)

Fp

43 °C

solubility

Soluble in acetic acid, benzene, chloroform, and ether (Weast, 1986)

form

Solid

color

White

Water Solubility

insoluble

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