Agent Name

4-Propylphenol

CAS Number

645-56-7

Formula

C9-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-4-n-propylbenzene; 4-n-Propylphenol; Dihydrochavicol; Hydroxypropylbenzene, p-; Phenol, 4-propyl-; Phenol, p-propyl-; p-Propylphenol; [ChemIDplus] 1-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)propane; [JECFA] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Yellow liquid; mp = 20-22 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes zonal hepatitis, kidney changes, and normocytic anemia in oral, repeated-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "4-Ethylphenol."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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