|style="background: #F8EABA; text-align: center;" colspan="2" | Identifiers|
|style="background: #F8EABA; text-align: center;" colspan="2" | Properties|
|Molar mass||138.12 g/mol|
|Appearance||yellow or brown powder|
|Density||1.437 g/ml, solid|
|Solubility in water||0.8 mg/ml at 18.5°C (IPCS)|
|style="background: #F8EABA; text-align: center;" colspan="2" | Hazards|
|EU classification||Toxic T Dangerous for the Environment (Nature) N|
|Flash point||199 °C|
|style="background: #F8EABA; text-align: center;" colspan="2" | Related compounds|
|Related compounds||2-Nitroaniline, 3-Nitroaniline|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
4-Nitroaniline, p-nitroaniline or 1-amino-4-nitrobenzene is an organic compound with the formula C6H6N2O2. It is an organic chemical compound, consisting of a phenyl group attached to an amino group which is para to a nitro group. The chemical structure of p-nitroaniline is shown at the right. This chemical is commonly used as an intermediate in the synthesis of dyes, antioxidants, pharmaceuticals and gasoline, in gum inhibitors, poultry medicines, and as a corrosion inhibitor.
Below is an example synthesis of p-nitroaniline from aniline. The key step in this reaction sequence is an electrophilic aromatic substitution to install the nitro group para to the amino group. After this reaction, a separation must be performed to remove 2-nitroaniline, which is also formed in a small amount during the reaction.
File:Synthesis of nitroaniline.svg
The compound is toxic by way of inhalation, ingestion, and absorption, and should be handled with care. Its LD50 in rats is 750 mg/kg when administered orally. p-Nitroaniline is particularly harmful to all aquatic organisms, and can cause long-term damage to the environment if released as a pollutant.
- Mohrig, J.R.; Morrill, T.C.; Hammond, C.N.; Neckers, D.C. "Synthesis 5: Synthesis of the Dye Para Red from Aniline." Experimental Organic Chemistry. Freeman: New York, NY, 1997; pp 456-467.
- Williamson, Kenneth L. (2002). Macroscale and Microscale Organic Experiments, Fourth Edition. Houghton-Mifflin. ISBN 0618197028.