Agent Name

Monobenzyl toluene

CAS Number

27776-01-8

Formula

C14-H14

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzyltoluene; Methyldiphenylmethane; Benzene, methyl(phenylmethyl)-; [ChemIDplus] BT; Jarysol BT01; Monobenzyltoluene; Tolylphenylmethane; [IUCLID]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Liquid; [IUCLID] Clear liquid with an aromatic odor; [Nisseki Chemical Texas MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a heat transfer agent; [ChemIDplus] Used as an insulating fluid for high voltage capacitors; [Nisseki Chemical Texas MSDS]

Comments

Contains 2-5% 1,1-diphenylethane (CAS# 612-00-0) and 0-2% diphenylmethane (CAS# 101-81-5); A moderate skin and minor eye irritant in rabbits; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; Inhalation overexposure may cause CNS depression; An aspiration hazard by ingestion (may cause lung damage); [Nisseki Chemical Texas MSDS] See "Diphenylmethane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.003 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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