Agent Name

1-Methoxy-4-methylbenzene

Alternative Name

4-Methyl anisole

CAS Number

104-93-8

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methyl anisole; 1-Methyl-4-methoxybenzene; 4-Methoxytoluene; 4-Methyl-1-methoxybenzene; 4-Methylphenol methyl ether; Anisole, p-methyl-; Benzene, 1-methoxy-4-methyl-; Methyl 4-methylphenyl ether; Methyl p-cresol; Methyl p-cresyl ether; Methyl p-methylphenyl ether; Methyl p-tolyl ether; Methyl-para-cresol; Toluene, 4-methoxy-; p-Cresol methyl ether; p-Cresyl methyl ether; p-Methoxytoluene; p-Methylanisole; p-Tolyl methyl ether; para-Cresyl methyl ether; para-Methoxytoluene; para-Methylanisole; [ChemIDplus] UN3271

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a strong floral odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor, fragrance, and starting material for the preparation of p-anisaldehyde; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Anisole." [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A moderate irritant on rabbit skin; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.14 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 1,205 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 60 deg C; [CHEMINFO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethers, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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