5-Nitrobenzimidazole (94-52-0)

5-Nitrobenzimidazole Chemical Structure

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5-Nitrobenzimidazole is an organic compound occurring as off-white to to pale yellow fluffy powder. It is a sensitive reagent that is used for determining the presence of bismuth, cadmium, copper, and rubber antioxidant. It is also employed in photographic development as an antifogging agent.

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Name of Product 5-Nitrobenzimidazole
IUPAC Name 6-nitro-1H-benzimidazole
Synonyms 5-Nitro-1H-benzimidazole; 6-Nitrobenzimidazole; 1H-Benzimidazole, 5-nitro-; 5-nitro-1H-1,3-benzodiazole
CAS No 94-52-0
Molecular Formula C7H5N3O2
Molecular weight 163.13 gm/mol
Pubchem CID 7195
Pubchem SID 480474271

Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid Powder
2 Appearance (Color) Off-white to Pale yellow
3 Odor Odorless
4 Melting Point 207°C - 212°C
5 Solubility Very soluble in alcohol; Slightly soluble in ether and benzene
6 pH Range 6.5 - 7.5
7 Moisture Content < 0.5%
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