Agent Name

2-Methylnaphthalene

CAS Number

91-57-6

Formula

C11-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

beta-Methylnaphthalene; beta-Methyl naphthalene; [ACGIH]

Category

Naphthalenes

Description

Crystals; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Produced from coal tar and used to make dyes and resins; Used to make vitamin K; Present in asphalt and smoke from burning cigarettes and wood; [ACGIH]

Comments

"There are no studies of humans exposed to 1-methylnaphthalene or 2-methylnaphthalene." [ATSDR ToxFAQs] Minimal Risk Level (oral chronic) = 0.4 mg/kg/day (Resp.); [ATSDR] 1-Methylnaphthalene (1-MN) and 2-Methylnaphthalene (2-MN) are respiratory tract irritants. [ACGIH] See "Naphthalene."

Reference Link

ATSDR - ToxFAQs: Naphthalene, 1-Methylnapthalene, 2-Methylnapthalene

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.01 ppm

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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