Agent Name

Tricresyl phosphate (mixed isomers)

CAS Number

1330-78-5

Formula

C21-H21-O4-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Imol S-140; Phosphoric acid, tris(methylphenyl) ester; TCP; Tricresyl phosphate; Tritolyl phosphate; Celluflex 179C; Cresyl phosphate; Disflamoll TKP; Durad; Flexol Plasticizer TCP; Fyrquel 150; IMOL S 140; Kronitex; Lindol; Phosflex 179A; Phosphate de tricresyle [French]; TCP; Triorthocresyl phosphate; Tricresilfosfati [Italian]; Tricresyl phosphate; Tricresylfosfaten [Dutch]; Trikresylfosfat [Czech]; Trikresylphosphate [German]; Tris(tolyloxy)phosphine oxide; Tritolyl phosphate; Tritolylfosfat [Czech]; UN2574; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organophosphates, Other

Description

Clear liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer, flame retardant, solvent for nitrocellulose, and additive to lubricants, hydraulic fluids, and gasoline; [Merck]

Comments

"Vapors may irritate eyes, but only at high temperatures. Ingestion of liquid may cause severe damage to central nervous system and death if significant amounts of the toxic ortho-isomer are present." [CAMEO] A metabolite of the ortho isomer (TOCP) caused "ginger jake paralysis," a motor neuropathy.See "Triorthocresyl phosphate," "Tri-m-cresyl phosphate," and "Tri-p- cresyl phosphate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.7E-6 mm Hg

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