Agent Name

1,3-Benzenediol, 2-methyl-

Alternative Name

2-Methylresorcinol

CAS Number

608-25-3

Formula

C7-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Methylresorcinol; 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-methylbenzene; 2,6-Dihydroxytoluene; 2-Methyl-1,3-benzenediol; 2-Methyl-1,3-dihydroxybenzene; 2-Methylresorcin; Toluene-2,6-diol; Resorcinol, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methylbenzene-1,3-diol; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCP]

Category

Phenols

Description

Colorless to light brown solid; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCP]

Sources/Uses

Used in oxidative and non-oxidative hair dye formulations; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCP]

Comments

Irritating to skin and corrosive to eyes in rabbits; Considered a moderate skin sensitizer based on results from a mouse local lymph node assay; No evidence of teratogenicity or developmental toxicity; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCP] Causes weight loss in 13-week oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Resorcinol."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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