Agent Name

2-Ethylphenol

CAS Number

90-00-6

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Ethyl-2-hydroxybenzene; 1-Hydroxy-2-ethylbenzene; Benzene, 1-ethyl-2-hydroxy-; Florol [Czech]; Phenol, 2-ethyl-; Phenol, o-ethyl-; Phlorol; o-Ethylphenol; [ChemIDplus] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor of phenol; [Merck Index] Yellow-brown liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceutical and agricultural chemicals; [Merck Index] Used as a starting material for photochemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritant; May cause damage to eyes; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.15 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 78 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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