Agent Name

2-Phenylisopropanol

CAS Number

617-94-7

Formula

C9-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxycumene; 2-Phenyl-2-propanol; 2-Propanol, 2-phenyl-; Benzenemethanol, alpha,alpha-dimethyl-; Benzyl alcohol, alpha,alpha-dimethyl-; Dimethylphenylcarbinol; Dimethylphenylmethanol; Phenyldimethylcarbinol; alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzenemethanol; alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzyl alcohol; alpha-Cumyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Yellow liquid; mp = 32-34 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, chemical intermediate, and flotation frother; [HSDB]

Comments

Higher alcohols are not highly toxic in the industrial setting; Can cause liver injury, somnolence, and respiratory depression in experimental animals; [HSDB] Caused somnolence and changes in liver enzymes in inhalation study of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 0.52 mm Hg at 38 deg C; [ChemIDplus]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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