Agent Name

4-Hydroxyacetophenone

CAS Number

99-93-4

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)ethanone; 4'-Hydroxyacetophenone; 4-Acetylphenol; 4-Hydroksyacetofenol [Polish]; Acetophenone, 4'-hydroxy-; Acetophenone, p-hydroxy-; HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, PARA; Methyl p-hydroxyphenyl ketone; Methyl-p-hydroxyphenyl ketone; p-Acetylphenol; p-Hydroxyacetophenone; p-Hydroxyphenyl methyl ketone; p-Oxyacetophenone; Phenol, p-acetyl-; Piceol; Ethanone, 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

White or off-white powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A flavoring agent that naturally occurs in cloudberry, coffee, mango, sherry, and in trace amounts in cranberry; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] Used as an intermediate for plastics, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2'-Hydroxyacetophenone," "3'-Hydroxyacetophenone," and "Acetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00748 mm Hg

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