Agent Name

2-Isopropylphenol

CAS Number

88-69-7

Formula

C9-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2-isopropylbenzene; 2-(1-Methylethyl)phenol; Cumenol, o-; ISOPROPYLPHENOL, ORTHO; o-Hydroxycumene; o-Isopropylphenol; Phenol, 2-(1-methylethyl)-; Phenol, o-isopropyl-; Prodox 131; Phenol, 2-(1-methylethyl)-; Phenol, o-isopropyl-; Isopropylphenol, o-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Isopropyl phenol; o-Isopropyl phenol; [CAMEO] o-Cumenol; [JECFA] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Light yellow liquid; mp = 17 deg C; [CAMEO] Melting point = 12-16 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes sleep in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 100 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; May cause second-degree skin burns after a few minutes contact; Vapor is moderately irritating; [CHRIS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2-C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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