Agent Name

4-Methylbenzyl alcohol

CAS Number

589-18-4

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-(Hydroxymethyl)toluene; 4-Methylbenzenemethanol; 4-Tolylcarbinol; Benzenemethanol, 4-methyl-; p-Methylbenzyl alcohol; p-Methylbenzylalcohol; p-Methylbenzylalkohol [German]; p-Tolyl alcohol; p-Tolylcarbinol; 4-Methyl-benzenemethanol (9CI); Benzyl alcohol, p-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] p-Methyl benzyl alcohol; (4-Methylphenyl)methanol; 4-Methyl benzenemethanol; p-Tolualcohol; p-Toluic alcohol; p-Toluyl alcohol; [CAMEO] 4-Methylbenzylalcohol; [HSDB] Methylbenzylalcohol, p-; [NTP]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A pulmonary metabolite of para-xylene." [ChemIDplus] Used in fragrances, flavoring, and as a laboratory reagent; [HSDB]

Comments

A severe skin irritant; [RTECS] A moderate to severe skin irritant in rabbits; No irritation or sensitization observed when tested at 4% in petrolatum on human volunteers; [HSDB] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Benzyl alcohol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

VP = 0.053 at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

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