Agent Name

2,6-Di-tert-butylphenol

CAS Number

128-39-2

Formula

C14-H22-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,6-Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol; 2,6-Bis(tert-butyl)phenol; 2,6-Di-t-butylphenol; AN 701; Ethanox 701; Ethyl 701; Ethyl AN 701; Hitec 4701; Isonox 103; Phenol, 2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-; Phenol, 2,6-di-tert-butyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Phenols

Description

Light-straw colored solid; [Hawley] White solid; mp = 35-38 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and an antioxidant in aviation gasoline; [Hawley] Used as an intermediate for the production of higher molecular weight phenolic antioxidants; Also used as an oxidation inhibitor and stabilizer for fuel, oil, and gasoline; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

An eye irritant; [CAMEO] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 2,6-Di-tert-butylphenol - 1994

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0073 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 118 deg C; [Hawley] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

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