Agent Name

1,2,3,4-Tetramethylbenzene

CAS Number

488-23-3

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Prehnitene; Prehnitol; 1,2,3,4-Tetramethylbenzene; Benzene, 1,2,3,4-tetramethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Comments

Tetramethylbenzenes are toxic by ingestion (relatively low) with LD50s (rat) of >5000 mg/kg. [Ullmann] A skin and eye irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Trimethyl benzene isomers."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

bp = 203 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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