Agent Name

2-Thiocresol

CAS Number

137-06-4

Formula

C7-H8-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Methylbenzenethiol; 2-Methylphenylthiol; 2-Methylthiophenol; 2-Toluenethiol; Benzenethiol, 2-methyl-; Toluene, 2-mercapto-; Tolylmercaptan, o-; Tolylthiol, o-; o-Mercaptotoluene; o-Methylbenzenethiol; o-Methylthiophenol; o-Thiocresol; o-Toluenethiol; o-Tolyl mercaptan; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Very offensive odor; [CHEMINFO] Liquid with a stench; mp = 10-12 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bleach in latex manufacturing, an antiseptic, and a dermatologic agent; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of chemicals; [CHEMINFO] Used as flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Ortho-cresol"; o-Cresol is corrosive to tissues; After absorption by any route, it can cause CNS depression, respiratory failure, seizures, methemoglobinemia, hemolytic anemia, and liver and kidney damage; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS depression and pulmonary edema; [CHEMINFO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; Inhalation may cause CNS effects (strong odor will minimize inhalation exposure); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cresol, all isomers."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.81 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.002 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 64 deg C; [Merck Index] Odor threshold (100% recognition) from CHEMINFO;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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