Agent Name

4-Octylphenol

CAS Number

1806-26-4

Formula

C14-H22-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(p-Hydroxyphenyl)octane; Phenol, 4-octyl-; Phenol, p-octyl-; p-Octylphenol; para-Octylphenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

White solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make nonionic surfactants, resins, fungicides, bactericides, dyestuffs, adhesives, and rubber chemicals; Also used in plasticizers and antioxidants and as a fuel oil stabilizer; [HSDB]

Comments

Caused somnolence and diarrhea in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; Reproductive effects include developmental abnormalities of the urogenital tract; [RTECS] Low ingestion toxicity; Emergency treatment for "detergents and soaps"; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [ICSC] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.8E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 113 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, liquid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)"

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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