Agent Name

4-Hexylresorcinol

CAS Number

136-77-6

Formula

C12-H18-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Dihydroxy-4-hexylbenzene; 1,3-Dihydroxy-4-n-hexylbenzene; 4-(1-Hexyl)resorcinol; 4-Hexyl-1,3-benzenediol; 4-Hexyl-1,3-dihydroxybenzene; 4-Hexylresorcine; 4-n-Hexylresorcinol; Adrover; Antascarin; Ascaricid; Ascarinol; Ascaryl; Caprokol; Crystoids; Cystoids anthelmintic; Gelovermin; Hexylresorcin [German]; Hexylresorcinol; Hexylresorcinolum; Hexylresorzin; Hidesol; Oxana; Prensol; S.T. 37; ST 37; ST-37; Sucrets; Worm-agen; p-Hexylresorcinol; 1,3-Benzenediol, 4-hexyl-; Resorcinol, 4-hexyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

Pale yellow liquid (solidifies on standing at room temperature) or solid; mp = 67.5-69 deg C; [Merck Index] Pale yellow liquid or peach colored solid; Pungent faintly fatty odor; [CAMEO] Light orange, off-white, or white powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as human and veterinary anthelmintic and human topical antiseptic; [Merck Index] Used in the processing of shrimp and other crustaceans to prevent melanosis (black spot); [JECFA]

Comments

Concentrated solutions cause skin and mucous membrane irritation; [Merck Index] A skin and respiratory tract irritant; Solutions in alcohol have vesicant properties; Slightly less toxic than resorcinol or phenol; [HSDB] Has not been associated with an increased frequency of birth defects; [REPROTOX] A skin, eye, respiratory tract, and mucous membrane irritant; concentrated solutions can burn skin and mucous membranes; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Resorcinol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.45E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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