Agent Name

2-Methyl-1,4-hydroquinone

CAS Number

95-71-6

Formula

C7-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Benzenediol, 2-methyl-; 1,4-Dihydroxy-2-methylbenzene; 2,5-Dihydroxytoluene; 2,5-Toluenediol; 2-Methyl-1,4-benzenediol; 2-Methylhydroquinone; Hydroquinone, tolyl-; Methyl-p-hydroquinone; Methylhydroquinone; THQ; THQ (VAN); Toluhydroquinone; Toluquinol; Tolylhydroquinone; p-Toluhydroquinol; p-Toluhydroquinone; p-Toluquinol; Hydroquinone, methyl-; [ChemIDplus] Eastman Toluhydroquinone; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Category

Phenols

Description

Off-white solid with a slight odor; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an inhibitor; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Dust causes eye and respiratory tract irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Eastman Chemical MSDS] See "Hydroquinone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0028 mm Hg

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