Agent Name

4,4'-Dihydroxybiphenyl

CAS Number

92-88-6

Formula

C12-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4,4'-Biphenol; 4,4'-Biphenyldiol; 4,4'-Bisphenol; 4,4'-Dihydroxydiphenyl; 4,4'-Dioxydiphenyl; 4,4'-Diphenol; Antioxidant DOD; ASM DOD; Biphenyl-4,4'-diol; DOD; p,p'-Biphenol; p,p'-Dihydroxybiphenyl; p,p'-Diphenol; p-Dihydroxydiphenyl; para,para'-Biphenol; Phenol p-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-; (1,1'-Biphenyl)-4,4'-diol; [ChemIDplus] 4-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)phenol; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Phenols

Description

Off-white, light beige, or light gray odorless powder; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make plastics and as a laboratory reagent; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Showed estrogenic activity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae hER in vivo assays; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] Abnormal urinalysis, reversible gross and histopathological liver changes in males, and no evidence of reproductive or developmental toxicity observed in oral study of rats; [ToxPlanet: JECDB] May cause skin sensitization; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] An irritant; Harmful by skin absorption; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Biphenyl."

Reference Link

Occupational dermatitis to dihydroxydiphenyl and diphenylthiourea in neoprene gloves.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.89E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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