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Wildlife Toxicity Assessment for 2,4-Dinitroanisole (DNAN)

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Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

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The military energetic compound 2,4-dinitroanisole DNAN, also known as 1-methoxy-2,4-dinitrobenzene was historically used as an explosive in warheads containing Amatol 40 and is currently being investigated as a replacement for 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene TNT in melt-cast insensitive munition IM formulations. DNAN is also used industrially in the synthesis of dyes and insect repellants. This Wildlife Toxicity Assessment WTA summarizes current knowledge of the toxicological impacts of DNAN on wildlife. Evaluating the toxicity of DNAN will contribute to the derivation of toxicity reference values TRVs for use as screening-level benchmarks for wildlife near contaminated sites. The protocol for the performance of this WTA is available in detail in Technical Guide No. 254 Standard Practice for Wildlife Toxicity Reference Values.

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2018,30 Apr 2020



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