Agent Name

1,1,1-Tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethane

CAS Number

27955-94-8

Formula

C20-H18-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4,4',4''-Ethylidynetrisphenol; Tris(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethane; Phenol, 4,4',4''-ethylidynetri- (8CI); Phenol, 4,4',4''-ethylidynetris-; [ChemIDplus] 4,4',4''-(Ethan-1,1,1-triyl)triphenol; THPE; Tris(p-hydroxyphenyl)ethane; Tris(para-hydroxyphenyl)ethane; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] 4-[1,1-Bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethyl]phenol; 1,1,1-Tris(p-hydroxyphenyl)ethane; [DuPont MSDS] UN3077

Category

Phenols

Description

White to tan odorless powder; [DuPont MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical manufacturing; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations] Used as a cross-linking agent and/or branching agent in coatings, adhesives, epoxies, and plastics; [DuPont MSDS]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [RTECS] Not a sensitizer in guinea pig maximization test; May cause eye irritation; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause digestive tract irritation and effects on the liver and kidney (based on animal studies); [DuPont MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

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