2,4-Dinitrochlorobenzene

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2,4-Dinitrochlorobenzene Chemical formula
Synonyms: 2,4-Dinitroclorobenceno; DNCB. 1-Chloro-2,4-dinitrobenzene.
Cyrillic synonym: 2,4-Динитрохлорбензол.

Chemical information

Chemical formula: C6H3ClN2O4 = 202.6.
CAS — 97-00-7.

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2,4-Dinitrochlorobenzene is a potent sensitiser that has been applied topically in the evaluation of delayed hypersensitivity. It has also been used as an immunostimulant in various conditions including some forms of cancer, and in the treatment of alopecia and warts. It has also been investigated in HIV infection and leprosy. 2,4-Dinitrochlorobenzene has been reported to be mutagenic in vitro.
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Published May 08, 2019.