Agent Name

p-Toluic acid

Alternative Name

4-Methylbenzoic acid

CAS Number

99-94-5

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Toluic acid; Benzoic acid, 4-methyl-; Crithminic acid; p-Carboxytoluene; p-Methylbenzoic acid; p-Toluylic acid; 4-Methylbenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus] p-Tolylcarboxylic acid; [CAMEO]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White solid; [CAMEO] White to yellow-brown solid; [OECD SIDS] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in agricultural chemicals and as an animal feed supplement; [NTP] Used as an intermediate for photosensitive pigments, fluorescent dyes, and colorants; [OECD SIDS]

Comments

May cause skin and eye irritation; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [NTP] A skin sensitizer in human volunteers; [OECD SIDS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methyl 4-methylbenzoate" and "Phenylacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0061 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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