Agent Name

2'-Hydroxyacetophenone

CAS Number

118-93-4

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(2-Hydroxyphenyl)ethanone; 2-Acetylphenol; 2-Hydroxyphenyl methyl ketone; Acetophenone, 2'-hydroxy-; Acetophenone, o-hydroxy-; Ethanone, 1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-; Methyl 2-hydroxyphenyl ketone; o-Acetylphenol; o-Hydroxyacetophenone; o-Hydroxyphenyl methyl ketone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 100 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Depending on severity of exposure, effects range from mild irritation to destruction of tissue; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Acetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00748 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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