Agent Name

4-Nonylphenol

CAS Number

104-40-5

Formula

C15-H24-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phenol, 4-nonyl-; Phenol, p-nonyl-; p-Nonylphenol; p-n-Nonylphenol; para-Nonylphenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

Pale yellow viscous liquid; [HSDB] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used with mixed-metal stabilizers for heat stabilization of plastics and to make phenolic resins; [HSDB]

Comments

Reproductive effects include developmental abnormalities of the urogenital tract; [RTECS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000818 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, solid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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