Agent Name

2,6-Di-t-butyl-p-benzoquinone

CAS Number

719-22-2

Formula

C14-H20-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,5-Cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione, 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-; 2,6-Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-2,5-cyclohexadiene-1,4-dione; 2,6-Di-t-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone; 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-1,4-benzoquinone; 2,6-Di-tert-butyl-P-benzoquinone; 2,6-Di-tert-butylbenzoquinone; 2,6-Di-tert-butylquinone; DBQ; p-Benzoquinone, 2,6-di-tert-butyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Yellow solid; [HSDB] Orange crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidant and polymerization catalyst; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include ulceration of the nasal septum and hemorrhage; [MSDSonline] See "Quinone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000411 mm Hg

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