Agent Name

2-Methylbenzaldehyde

Alternative Name

o-Tolualdehyde

CAS Number

529-20-4

Formula

C8-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

o-Tolualdehyde; 2-Formyltoluene; 2-Tolualdehyde; Toluic aldehyde; o-Methylbenzaldehyde; o-Toluic aldehyde; o-Toluylaldehyde; o-Tolylaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Has been detected in exhaust of internal combustion engines, in emissions from waste incineration and cook stoves, in brake lining and tire particles, and in trace amounts in garlic; [HSDB] Related compounds find uses in perfumes, pharmaceuticals, as dyestuff intermediates, and flavoring agents; [NTP]

Comments

Tolualdehydes demonstrate skin irritation in rabbits and skin sensitization in guinea pigs; Low orders of oral and dermal acute toxicity; No evidence of skin sensitization using dilute solutions of tolualdehydes on human volunteers; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [NTP] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Benzaldehyde."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.33 mm Hg

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