Agent Name

2,3,6-Trimethylphenol

CAS Number

2416-94-6

Formula

C9-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2,3,6-trimethylbenzene; 3-Hydroxypseudocumene; Phenol, 2,3,6-trimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

Solid; [IUCLID] Light yellow crystalline lumps; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a starting material for Vitamin E and as a co-monomer for the modification of polyphenylene oxide resins; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; Readily absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 100 deg C; [eChemPortal: IUCLID] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, solid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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