Agent Name

2-t-Butyl-4-methylphenol

CAS Number

2409-55-4

Formula

C11-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2-tert-butyl-4-methylbenzene; 2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)-4-methylphenol; 2-t-Butyl-p-cresol; 2-terc.Butyl-p-kresol [Czech]; 2-tert-Butyl-4-methyl-1-phenol; 2-tert-Butyl-4-methylphenol; 2-tert-Butyl-p-cresol; 4-Methyl-2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol; 4-Methyl-2-t-butylphenol; 4-Methyl-2-tert-butylphenol; 4-Methyl-6-t-butylphenol; Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-methyl-; o-tert-Butyl-p-cresol; p-Cresol, 2-tert-butyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

Solid; [IUCLID] Orange or light brown crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make rubber antioxidants, diazo derivatives, and other organic chemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

Caused fatty liver degeneration and changes to renal tubules in inhalation study of rats; Caused ataxia, respiratory depression, and liver injury in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: "irritants"; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; May be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include acute pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 105 deg C; [eChemPortal: IUCLID] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, solid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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