Agent Name

Nonylphenol

CAS Number

25154-52-3

Formula

C15-H24-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Hydroxyl No. 253; Monononylphenol; Nonanal-methyl anthranilate; Nonyl phenol; Nonyl phenol (mixed isomers); Phenol, nonyl-; Prevostsel VON-100; n-Nonylphenol; Nonylphenol ethoxylates; [ChemIDplus] (2,6-Dimethylheptan-4-yl)phenol, mixed isomers; [ICSC] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Thick light yellow liquid with a phenolic odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate, an additive to plastics and rubber, a stabilizer in drilling muds, a demulsifier in petroleum, and a disinfectant; [HSDB] Used in the chemical, leather processing, paper/pulp, polymers, and textiles industries; Used as a disinfectant, intermediate, lubricant additive, softener, stabilizer, surface-active agent, anti-oxidizing agent, and denaturing agent; [IUCLID]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] High inhalation exposure may cause respiratory tract irritation; [ICSC] A technical mixture of monoalkyl phenols (primarily para substituted) whose side chains are isomeric branched-alkyl radicals; [Merck Index] Short-term exposure to skin causes first-degree burns; [CHRIS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.4E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Reference Link

ICSC: Nonyl phenol (mixed isomers)

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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