Agent Name

3-Methoxyphenol

CAS Number

150-19-6

Formula

C7-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzene; 3-Hydroxyanisole; m-Guaiacol; m-Hydroxyanisole; m-Methoxyphenol; Resorcinol methyl ether; Resorcinol monomethyl ether; Phenol, 3-methoxy-; Phenol, m-methoxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

Amber liquid with a sweet phenolic odor; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] Clear dark red liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] Methoxyphenols are used to make antioxidants and pharmaceuticals; [ToxPlanet: OSHA]

Comments

A severe eye irritant; Causes flaccid paralysis without anesthesia, tremor, and muscle contraction or spasticity in oral lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; Causes liver and kidney changes and degenerative changes to brain in repeated-dose inhalation studies of guinea pigs; Human inhalation of 0.230 mg/m3 causes muscle weakness, headache, and irritability; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Reportedly causes changes or disorders in menstrual cycles; [ToxPlanet: OSHA] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 11,500 mg/m3/4hr

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