2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE

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2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE Basic information

Product Name:
2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE
CAS:
129-79-3
MF:
C13H5N3O7
MW:
315.19
EINECS:
204-965-0
Mol File:
129-79-3.mol
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2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE Chemical Properties

Melting point:
176-178°C
Boiling point:
454.77°C (rough estimate)
Density 
1.5148 (rough estimate)
refractive index 
1.5600 (estimate)
storage temp. 
-20°C
form 
powder
color 
white
CAS DataBase Reference
129-79-3(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System
2,4,7-Trinitrofluoren-9-one (129-79-3)
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Safety Information

Risk Statements 
23/24/25-33
Safety Statements 
9-16-36/37/39
RIDADR 
387
WGK Germany 
3
HazardClass 
1.1D
PackingGroup 
II
Toxicity
LD50 oral in rat: 9910mg/kg
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2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE Usage And Synthesis

General Description

Pale yellow needles (from acetic acid or benzene) or yellow powder.

Air & Water Reactions

Insoluble in water.

Reactivity Profile

Literature sources indicate that 2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE is flammable. . Aromatic nitrates range from slight to strong oxidizing agents. If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, they may begin a vigorous reaction.

Hazard

Suspected carcinogen. Mildly toxic by ingestion. A skin and eye irritant.

Fire Hazard

Literature sources indicate that 2,4,7-TRINITRO-9-FLUORENONE is flammable.

Safety Profile

Suspected carcinogen with experimental tumorigenic data. Mildly toxic by ingestion. Human mutation data reported. A skin and eye irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits hghly toxic fumes of NOx. See also NITRO COMPOUNDS of AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS and KETONES.

Purification Methods

Crystallise it from nitric acid/water (3:1), wash it with water and dry it under vacuum over P2O5, or recrystallise it from dry *benzene. [Beilstein 7 II 410, 7 III 2348, 7 IV 1638.]

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