Agent Name

2-Methylol phenol

CAS Number

90-01-7

Formula

C7-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Hydroxybenzenemethanol; 2-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol; 2-Hydroxybenzylalkohol; 2-Hydroxymethylphenol; 2-Methylolphenol; Diathesin; Sal; Salicyl alcohol; Salicylalkohol; Saligenin; Saligenol; alpha,2-Dihydroxytoluene; alpha-Hydroxy-o-cresol; o-(Hydroxymethyl)phenol; o-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol; o-Methylolphenol; Benzenemethanol, 2-hydroxy-; Benzyl alcohol, o-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Sources/Uses

Used in phenol-formaldehyde resols; [Kanerva, p. 1815]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in resin handlers; The other methylol phenols are also sensitizers: 3-methylol phenol (620-24-6) and 4-methylol phenol (623-05-2). [Kanerva, p. 1815]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000825 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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