Agent Name

2,5-Di-t-pentylhydroquinone

CAS Number

79-74-3

Formula

C16-H26-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Diamylhydroquinone; 1,4-Benzenediol, 2,5-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-; 2,5-Bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-1,4-benzenediol; 2,5-Bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)hydroquinone; 2,5-Di-t-amylhydroquinone; 2,5-Di-tert-amylbenzene-1,4-diol; 2,5-Di-tert-amylhydroquinone; 2,5-Di-tert-pentylbenzene-1,4-diol; 2,5-Di-tert-pentylhydroquinone; Antage DAH; DAHQ; Hydroquinone, 2,5-di-t-pentyl-; Hydroquinone, 2,5-di-tert-amyl-; Hydroquinone, 2,5-di-tert-pentyl-; Santovar A; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

Beige solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antioxidant for uncured rubber and unsaturated resins and oils; in food packaging; as a polymerization inhibitor; and as a staining protector in rubber; [HSDB]

Comments

Reproductive effector; Causes liver injury (abnormal liver function tests) and weight loss in feeding studies; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: see "Hydroquinone" and "Quinone." [HSDB] An irritant; May cause skin burns and damage to lungs; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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