Agent Name

2-tert-Butylphenol

CAS Number

88-18-6

Formula

C10-H14-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol; 2-t-Butylphenol; 2-tert-Butyl-1-hydroxybenzene; Benzene, 1-tert-butyl-2-hydroxy-; Phenol, 2-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-; Phenol, o-tert-butyl-; o-t-Butylphenol; o-tert-Butylphenol; [ChemIDplus] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Light yellow or amber liquid; [HSDB] Colorless or yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for synthetic resins, plasticizers, surface-active agents, perfumes, antioxidants, and agrochemicals; Also used as an antioxidant for aviation gasoline; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes somnolence, tremor, and respiratory depression in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] A moderate skin and eye irritant; Emergency treatment: "irritants"; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin and eyes; A respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; May be absorbed through skin; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00015 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,070 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 110 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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