Agent Name

4-Methylbiphenyl

CAS Number

644-08-6

Formula

C13-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(4-Methylphenyl)benzene; 1,1'-Biphenyl, 4-methyl-; 1-Methyl-4-phenylbenzene; 4-Methyl-1,1'-biphenyl; 4-Methyldiphenyl; 4-Phenyltoluene; Biphenyl, 4-methyl-; Methylphenylbenzene, p-; Phenyltoluene, p-; p-Methylbiphenyl; p-Methyldiphenyl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Biphenyl," a neurotoxin and primary hepatotoxin.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00642 mm Hg

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