Agent Name

2,5-Dimethyl-4-benzoquinone

CAS Number

137-18-8

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,5-Dimethyl-1,4-benzochinon [Czech]; 2,5-Dimethyl-p-benzoquinone; 2,5-Dimetilbenzochinone (1:4) [Italian]; 2,5-Xyloquinone; 3,6-Dimethyl-p-benzoquinone; BENZOQUINONE, 2, 5-DIMETHYL-(PHLORONE); Floron [Czech]; Florone [Italian]; p-Xyloquinone; Phlorone; 2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione, 2,5-dimethyl-; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione; p-Benzoquinone, 2,5-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Yellow solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

Causes somnolence and convulsions in oral, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice; Oral LD50 (mouse) = 290 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Quinone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

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