Agent Name

4-Ethylphenol

CAS Number

123-07-9

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Ethyl-4-hydroxybenzene; 1-Hydroxy-4-ethylbenzene; 4-Hydroxyethylbenzene; 4-Hydroxyphenylethane; Hydroxyphenylethane, p-; Phenol, 4-ethyl-; Phenol, p-ethyl-; para-Ethylphenol; p-Ethylphenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

Colorless or white solid; Yellows upon exposure to light; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavor and to make pharmaceuticals, dyes, and antioxidants (used in rubber and polymers); [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 104 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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