Agent Name

4-Thiocresol

CAS Number

106-45-6

Formula

C7-H8-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Mercapto-4-methylbenzene; 4-Methylbenzenethiol; 4-Methylphenyl mercaptan; 4-Methylphenylmercaptan; 4-Methylthiophenol; 4-Toluenethiol; Benzenethiol, 4-methyl-; Toluene, 4-mercapto-; p-Mercaptotoluene; p-Methylbenzenethiol; p-Methylphenyl mercaptan; p-Methylphenylmercaptan; p-Methylthiophenol; p-Thiocresol; p-Thiolcresol; p-Toluenethiol; p-Tolyl mercaptan; p-Tolylthiol; p-Tolylthiophenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

White solid with an extremely offensive odor; [CHEMINFO] Crystalline solid with a stench; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antiseptic, dermatologic agent, and bleach in the manufacture of latex; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate in the manufacture of chemicals; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Phenol and related agents"; [HSDB] An irritant; Inhalation may cause CNS effects (strong odor will minimize inhalation exposure); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.8 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 68 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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