Agent Name

2,4,6-Trimethylphenol

Alternative Name

Mesitol

CAS Number

527-60-6

Formula

C9-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Mesitol; 1,3,5-Trimethylphenol; 1-Hydroxy-2,4,6-trimethylbenzene; 2,4,6-Trimethylofenol [Polish]; 2,4,6-Trimetylofenol [Polish]; 2-Hydroxymesitylene; Benzene, 2-hydroxy-1,3,5-trimethyl-; Mesitol; Mesityl alcohol; Phenol, 2,4,6-trimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

Solid; [HSDB] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) and its phosphate ester; for polyamide, polyamide/cellulosic blends, and half wool; in petroleum processing; and in wood treatment; [HSDB]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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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