Agent Name

4-Hydroxybiphenyl

Alternative Name

p-Phenylphenol

CAS Number

92-69-3

Formula

C12-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

p-Phenylphenol; (1,1'-Biphenyl)-4-ol; 1-Hydroxy-4-phenylbenzene; 4-Biphenylol; 4-Diphenylol; 4-Hydroxydiphenyl; 4-Phenylphenol; Biphenyl, 4-hydroxy-; Paraxenol; Phenol p-phenyl; Tetrasin P 300; Tetrosin P 300; p-Biphenylol; p-Hydroxybiphenyl; p-Hydroxydiphenyl; para-Hydroxydiphenyl; para-Phenylphenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Nearly white solid; [Hawley] Light tan powder or flakes; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in rubber chemicals, fungicides, and in the production of dyes, varnish resins, and nonionogenic emulsifiers; [HSDB]

Comments

A tumorigen; Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 150 mg/kg; [RTECS] Emergency treatment: see "Biphenyl." [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Biphenyl."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.88E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 165.5 deg C; [Hawley]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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