Agent Name

p-Chloro-m-cresol

CAS Number

59-50-7

Formula

C7-H7-Cl-O

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Chloro-5-hydroxytoluene; 2-Chloro-hydroxytoluene; 3-Methyl-4-chlorophenol; 4-Chloro-1-hydroxy-3-methylbenzene; 4-Chloro-3-cresol; 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol; 4-Chloro-5-methylphenol; 4-Chloro-m-cresol; 6-Chloro-3-hydroxytoluene; 6-Chloro-m-cresol; Aptal; Baktol; Baktolan; CMK; Candaseptic; Chlorcresolum; Chlorkresolum; Chloro-3-cresol; Chlorocresol; Chlorocresolo; Chlorocresolum [INN-Latin]; Chlorocresolum [Latin]; Chlorokresolum; Clorocresol [INN-Spanish]; Clorocresol [Spanish]; Clorocresolo [DCIT]; Ottafact; PCMC; Parachlorometacresol; Parmetol; Parol; Peritonan; Phenol, 4-chloro-3-methyl-; Preventol CMK; Raschit; Raschit K; Rasen-Anicon; p-Chlor-m-cresol; p-Chloro-m-cresol; p-Chlorocresol; [ChemIDplus] UN2669 [CHEMINFO]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White to slightly pink crystals; Odorless or slightly phenolic odor; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a disinfectant, germicide, preservative, and fungicide; [HSDB]

Comments

Animal evidence: corrosive to eyes and a possible skin sensitizer; [CHEMINFO] Can cause redness to the skin and severe burns to the eyes; Can reach dangerous air concentrations if heated above room temperature; [ICSC] Injury to the liver and other organs is observed in high-dose animal studies; Methemoglobinemia has been reported in human poisoning cases; [HSDB] Chlorocresol causes contact urticaria (both immune and non-immune); [Kanerva, p. 219] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK]

Reference Link

Contact urticaria due to p-chloro-m-cresol.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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