Agent Name

2,4-Dimethylphenol

Alternative Name

2,4-Xylenol

CAS Number

105-67-9

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4-Xylenol; 1-Hydroxy-2,4-dimethylbenzene; 4,6-Dimethylphenol; 4-Hydroxy-1,3-dimethylbenzene; Bacticin; Benzene, 2,4-dimethyl-1-hydroxy-; Bulk Lysol Brand Disinfectant; Du Cor Concentrated Fly Insecticide; Gable-Tite Dark Creosote (Creola); Gable-Tite Light Creosote (Creola); Gallex; Lysol Brand disinfectant; Phenol, 2,4-dimethyl-; m-Xylenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2261

Category

Phenols

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB] May also exist as a dark amber liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid or melt; mp = 22-23 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make phenolic antioxidants, pharmaceuticals, plastics, resins, solvents, insecticides, fungicides, rubber chemicals, polyphenylene oxide, wetting agents, and dyestuffs; Also used as a disinfectant, bacteriocide, germicide, sanitizer, virucide, insecticide, miticide, and fungicide; [HSDB]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May cause pulmonary edema; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Corrosive to tissues; Inhalation may cause laryngeal spasm, edema of the bronchi, and chemical pneumonitis; May induce methemoglobinemia and injury to the liver and kidneys; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 30 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 112 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Xylenols."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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