Agent Name

4-Chlororesorcinol

CAS Number

95-88-5

Formula

C6-H5-Cl-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Benzenediol, 4-chloro-; CI 76510; 2,4-Dihydroxychlorobenzene; 4-Chloro-1,3-benzenediol; 4-Chloro-1,3-dihydroxybenzene; 4-Chlororesorcin; 6-Chlororesorcinol; C.I. 76510; p-Chlororesorcinol; Resorcinol, 4-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] 1-Chloro-2,4-dihydroxybenzene; 4-Chlorobenzene-1,3-diol; COLIPA A12; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion] RODOL CRS; [Jos. H. Lowenstein and Sons MSDS]

Category

Phenols

Description

Beige-brown solid; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion] Light beige granular powder with a mild phenolic odor; [Jos. H. Lowenstein and Sons MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a coupler in oxidative hair dyes; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion]

Comments

A skin irritant in rabbits; Corrosive to rabbit eye; Considered a moderate skin sensitizer, based on local lymph node assay (LLNA) of mice; Hematotoxicity observed in 90-day oral study of rats; No evidence of developmental toxicity or teratogenicity in rats at doses up to 200 mg/kg/day; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS - Opinion] A severe skin irritant that may cause burns on prolonged contact; Corrosive to eyes; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; [Jos. H. Lowenstein and Sons MSDS] See "Resorcinol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0012 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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