Agent Name

3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexanol

CAS Number

116-02-9

Formula

C9-H18-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Methyl-3-dimethylcyclohexanol-5; 3,3,5-Trimethyl-1-cyclohexanol; 3,5,5-Trimethylcyclohexanol; Cyclonol; Homomenthol; Isophorol, dihydro-; TMC; Trimethylcyclohexanol; Cyclohexanol, 3,3,5-trimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] May be supercooled liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a menthol and camphor substitute, an antifoaming agent, an odor masking chemical, an esterification agent, and a wax additive; Also used in pharmaceuticals, printing inks, hydraulic fluids, and textile soaps; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: see "Cyclohexanol." [HSDB] An irritant; May cause serious injury to eyes; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 73.9 deg C; [Hawley] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Combustible liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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