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Products Description

Name: 2-Nitrotoluene

Cas: 88-72-2

Purity: 99%min


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Product Introduction:

2-Nitrotoluene is also called o-nitrotoluene, 1-methyl-2-nitrobenzene, etc. The product is a yellow oily transparent liquid with the smell of nitrobenzene.

2-Nitrotoluene is soluble in benzene, chloroform and petroleum ether, miscible with ethanol and ether, and volatilizes with water vapor.

Due to the strong electron-attracting properties of the nitro group, the methyl group is easily oxidized. According to the oxidation conditions, 2-nitrotoluene can generate o-nitrobenzaldehyde or o-nitrobenzoic acid.

Reduced under the action of a catalyst, 2-nitrotoluene can generate o-toluidine and continue to nitrate to generate 2,4 or 2,6 dinitrotoluene; it can also be chlorinated to generate nitrobenzyl chloride; it can also generate azo compounds .

Product Nature:

  • Density: 1.163 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
  • Boiling point: 225 °C(lit.)
  • Melting point: -9 °C
  • Flash point: 223 °F
  • Refractive index: n20/D 1.546(lit.)
  • Water solubility: 0.44 g/L (20 ºC)


Product Name2-Nitrotoluene
CAS No.88-72-2
Appearance Light yellow liquid (greenish)
Content99% min
Shelf Life2 years
Packing1kg/bag,25kg/bag or as your requirements

Product function:

  • 2-Nitrotoluene is mainly used to produce o-toluidine and toluidine, and is an important raw material for dyes, coatings, plastics and medicines. It is used as an intermediate for dyes and pesticides, and is also used in the production of coatings, plastics and medicines.
  • 2-Nitrotoluene is mainly used as a dye raw material to prepare dye intermediates such as 4-chloro-2-nitrotoluene, 6-chloro-2-nitrotoluene, o-toluidine, bi-o-toluidine and 2,6-dichlorobenzaldehyde body. Among them, 4-chloro-2-nitrotoluene is also a pharmaceutical raw material. o-Toluidine is also a raw material for pesticides and fungicides and a raw material for spices, and can also be used as a vulcanization accelerator.
  • In the pharmaceutical industry, 2-Nitrotoluene is used to produce nifedipine, tongjingning, imipramine hydrochloride, bromhexine hydrochloride, diclofenac sodium, etc., 2-Nitrotoluene can also be used as a solvent.
  • In medicine, it is also used to prepare raw materials such as 2,2′-dinitrobenzyl, o-nitrobenzyl bromide and bromohexane. Preparation of indole as a raw material for amino acids and plant growth regulators. Preparation of o-nitrobenzoic acid as a pharmaceutical raw material.
  • 2-Nitrotoluene prepares dinitrotoluene as a raw material for gunpowder.

Other matters about 2-Nitrotoluene:

  • Toxicity classification: Poisoning
  • Acute toxicity: Oral-rat LD50: 891 mg/kg; Oral-mouse LD50: 970 mg/kg
  • Hazardous characteristics of explosives: It can explode when mixed with air, and explode when heated
  • Flammability and hazard characteristics: Open flames are combustible and burn to produce toxic nitrogen oxide smoke
  • Storage and transportation characteristics: The warehouse is ventilated, low temperature and dry, and stored separately from oxidants and food additives
  • Extinguishing agent: water mist, foam, carbon dioxide


  1. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. “#0462”. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
  2. Lide DR, ed. (2004). CRC handbook of chemistry and physics: a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data (85 ed.). Boca Ratan Florida: CRC Press.
  3. Wikipedia


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1. ≤50kg, we recommend express delivery, usually called DDU service;

2. ≤500kg, air transportation is generally recommended, usually called FOB, CFR or CIF service;

3.>500kg, sea freight is generally recommended, usually called FOB, CFR or CIF service;

4. For high-value products, please choose air and express to ensure the safety of the products.


Do you accept sample order?

We will make samples before mass production. After the samples are approved by the department and users, we will start mass production. During the production process, we will carry out 100% inspection, and then carry out random inspection before packaging.

How to confirm whether the product quality meets our needs before placing an order?

You can consult us to get free samples of some products, you only need to pay the freight or arrange express delivery to us and get the samples. You can send us the product specifications and requirements you need, and we will manufacture products according to your requirements.

What’s your MOQ?

Our MOQ is 1kg. But usually we can also accept a smaller quantity, such as 100g, if you need it, provided that the sample fee is 100% paid.

Do you supply product report?

Yes. We’ll give you product analysis report before shipping.

  Is there a discount?

Different quantity has different discount.

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