Agent Name

Styrene glycol

CAS Number

93-56-1

Formula

C8-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Ethanediol, 1-phenyl-; Phenylethane-1,2-diol; Phenyl glycol ether; 1,2-Dihydroxy-1-phenylethane; 1,2-Dihydroxyethylbenzene; 1,2-Ethanediol, phenyl-; 1-Fenyl-1,2-ethandiol [Czech]; 1-Phenylethylene glycol; alpha,beta-Dihydroxyethylbenzene; Fenylglycol [Czech]; Phenyl glycol; Phenyl-1,2-ethanediol; Phenylethanediol; Phenylethylene glycol; Styrene glycol; Styrolyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] 1-Phenyl-1,2-ethanediol; Phenylglycol; Phenylethyleneglycol; [Merck Index]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Nearly white crystalline powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Esters are used as plasticizers; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Causes impaired liver function tests in 30-day intermittent oral studies of rabbits; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "alpha-Methylbenzyl alcohol," "2-Phenylisopropanol," "Phenylethyl alcohol," and "Benzyl alcohol."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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