Characterization of the Metabolism, Distribution and Toxicity of 2,6-di-t-Butyl-4-Nitrophenol for Purposes of Health Hazard Assessment
Rept. for Oct 1993-Apr 1995
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST TOXICOLOGY DETACHMENT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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In 1992, the Navy Environmental Health Center, Norfolk, VA was made aware of the concern about the discoloration yellowing of interiors e.g. bulkheads and bedding and the possible exposure of navy personnel aboard submarines, to an - unknown substance. The agent was identified as 2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-nitrophenol DBNP. The yellowing process appeared to arise from the reaction of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol DBP, an antioxidant additive used in engine lubricant, with NO2 in the submarine atmosphere. A research program was initiated for health hazard assessment of DBNP. - This technical report summarizes the results of our research program and the information available in the literature.
- Physical Chemistry