Agent Name

2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-5-methylphenol

CAS Number

88-60-8

Formula

C11-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-tert-Butyl-5-methylphenol; 3-Methyl-6-tert-butylphenol; 5-Methyl-2-tert-butylphenol; 6-tert-Butyl-3-methylphenol; 6-tert-Butyl-m-cresol; Benzene, 1-tert-butyl-2-hydroxy-4-methyl-; Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-5-methyl-; m-Cresol, 6-tert-butyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid; Color may darken on exposure to light, air, or heat; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make musk ambrette (fixative in perfumes), bridged phenol compounds (rubber antioxidants), and phenolic antioxidants (for thermoplastics); Also used as an antioxidant and stabilizer for coumarone-indene resins and polyvinyl ethers and as a stabilizer for trichloro- and perchloroethylene; [HSDB]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin and eyes (based on animal studies); [CHEMINFO] No irritation problems reported by workers at production sites; [Reference #1] An irritant; Harmful if swallowed; [Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: 6-tert-Butyl-m-cresol - 2002

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 114 deg C; [CHEMINFO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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