2,4-Dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene
2,4-Dichloro-1-nitrobenzene is used as an intermediate for the synthesis of pigments, pesticides and medicinal drugs. 1,4-Dichloro-2-nitrobenzene is used as an intermediate for the synthesis of pigments, pesticides and UV absorbents.
The Subcommittee on Classifying carcinogenic substances of the Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Safety of the Health Council, concludes that 2,4-dichloro-1-nitrobenzene and 1,4-dichloro-2-nitrobenzene are presumed to be carcinogenic to man, and recommends classifying both compounds in category 1B. Based on insufficient data, the Subcommittee does not recommend a classification as germ cell mutagen.