Agent Name

4-Methylcyclohexanol

CAS Number

589-91-3

Formula

C7-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methyl-4-cyclohexanol; 4-Methylcyclohexanol, mixed isomers; Cyclohexanol, 4-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] p-Methylcyclohexanol; 4-Hexahydromethylphenol; p-Hexahydromethylphenol; [ICSC]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, lubricant antioxidant, and blending agent for textile soaps and detergents; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; High vapor concentrations may cause eye and upper respiratory tract irritation; [ICSC] May cause irritation; Mildly toxic by ingestion; Fumes are narcotic and may cause liver and kidney injury; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methylcyclohexanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.29 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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