Agent Name

2-Methyl-1-phenyl-2-propanol

Alternative Name

alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl alcohol

CAS Number

100-86-7

Formula

C10-H14-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethyl-2-phenylethanol; 1,1-Dimethylphenylethanol; 2-Benzyl-2-propanol; 2-Hydroxy-2-methyl-1-phenylpropane; alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzeneethanol; alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethanol; alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl alcohol; Benzeneethanol, alpha,alpha-dimethyl-; Benzyldimethylcarbinol; Benzylpropyl alcohol; beta-Phenyl-tert-butyl alcohol; Dimethylbenzylcarbinol; DMBC; DMBC (VAN); Phenethyl alcohol, alpha,alpha-dimethyl-; Phenyl-tert-butanol; 2-Methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid or melt; mp = 23-25 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes somnolence, coma, and gastritis in oral lethal-dose studies of rodents; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EC: EFSA] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "alpha-Methylbenzyl alcohol" and "Phenylethyl alcohol."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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