Agent Name

2,4,5-Trihydroxybutyrophenone

CAS Number

1421-63-2

Formula

C10-H12-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(2,4,5-Trihydroxyphenyl)-1-butanone; 1-Butanone, 1-(2,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl)-; Butyrophenone, 2',4',5'-trihydroxy-; THBP; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Yellow-tan solid; [HSDB] Slightly yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant for polyolefins, paraffin waxes, vegetable oils, and animal fats; as a food additive; as a chemical preservative for animal feeds; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

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