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Dinitro cresol - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Dinitro cresol

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Dinitro cresol
CAS Number: 534-52-1
U.S. EPA PC Code: 037507
600023 (US EPA PC Code for chemical as impurity)
CA DPR Chem Code: 3170
Molecular Weight: 198.13
Use Type: Insecticide
Chem Class: Dinitrophenol derivative
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 037507 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 2-Methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol , 3170 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol , 4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol (as impurity only; NO INERT USE) , 4,6-Dinitro-o-cresol (as impurity only; no longer cleared as inert) , 534-52-1 (CAS number) , 534521 , 534521 (CAS number without hyphens) , 600023 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , D.N.O.C. , Dinitro cresol , DINITRO CRESOL (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Dinitrocresol , Dinitrocresols , DNOC , DNOC (as impurity only; no longer cleared as inert) , Elgetol 30 , ENT 154 , Phenol, 2-methyl-4,6-dinitro- , Sinox , Sinox (as impurity only; no longer cleared as inert)
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Dinitro cresol Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Dinitro cresol is a Dinitrophenol compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Dinitrophenol Compounds
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- Sweating, thirst, fever, headache, confusion, malaise, and restlessness.
- Hyperthermia, tachycardia, tachypnea in serious cases.
- Characteristic bright yellow staining of skin and hair present with topical exposure.
- Chronic occupational exposure has been shown to lead to cataracts and sometimes glaucoma.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 11.

Treatment for Dinitrophenol Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 11, page 106.

 
 

Toxicity Information for Dinitro cresol

  Note: Information for many chemicals is incomplete and may not be fully representative of effects on humans. Why?

Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Dinitro cresol
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Ib, Highly Hazardous
Not Listed
Not Available
Highly Toxic
Moderately to Highly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Dinitro cresol
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Dinitro cresol
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Dinitro cresol
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Dinitro cresol
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Dinitro cresol

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 
Physical Property Data Related to Water Contamination Potential
Water Solubility (Avg, mg/L)
Adsorption Coefficient (Koc)
Hydrolysis Half-life (Avg, Days)
Aerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
Anaerobic Soil Half-life (Avg, Days)
13,000
300.0
-
8.50
-
 
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Water Quality Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Maximum Peak  
Salt Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure
Salt Water Quality Criteria Max
Human Consumption of Organisms from Water Source 280.0
Human Consumption of Water and Organisms from Water Source 13.0
Taste and Odor Criteria
 

Regulatory Information for Dinitro cresol

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide

Yes
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Yes
No

No
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Indus
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Dinitro cresol

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Development, Growth, Mortality
Annelida Mortality
AquaticPlants Population
Cnidaria Growth
Fish Behavior, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Growth, Histology, Mortality, No Effect Coded, Physiology
Insects Behavior, Development, Mortality
Molluscs Mortality, Reproduction
Phytoplankton Biochemistry, Histology, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Avoidance, Behavior, Feeding Behavior, Growth, Intoxication, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Mortality
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Annelida Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Fish Highly Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
Insects Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
Zooplankton Moderately Toxic Moderate Toxicity
~ Un-Assigned Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Dinitro cresol

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
534-52-1 Parent P Dinitro cresol View View View , Insecticide No Yes
2980-64-5 Related 1 Dinitro cresol, ammonium salt View View View Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide No Not Listed
5787-96-2 Related 1 Dinitro cresol, potassium salt View View View Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide No Not Listed
2312-76-7 Related 1 DNOC, sodium salt View View View Insecticide, Herbicide, Fungicide No Not Listed
 
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