Agent Name

1,3-Dimethoxybenzene

CAS Number

151-10-0

Formula

C8-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Methoxyanisole; Benzene, 1,3-dimethoxy-; Benzene, m-dimethoxy-; Dimethyl resorcinol; Dimethylether resorcinolu [Czech]; m-Dimethoxybenzene; Methoxyanisole, m-; Resorcinol dimethyl ether; [ChemIDplus] m-Methoxyanisole; [JECFA]

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes somnolence, tremor, and ataxia in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 900 mg/kg); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A mild skin and eye irritant; Harmful by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Anisole" and "Hydroquinone dimethyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.52 mm Hg

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