Agent Name

4-tert-Butylbenzoic acid

CAS Number

98-73-7

Formula

C11-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzoic acid, 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-; Benzoic acid, 4-tert-butyl-; Benzoic acid, p-tert-butyl-; Kyselina p-terc.butylbenzoova [Czech]; TBBA; p-tert-Butylbenzoic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

Colorless or white solid; [CHEMINFO] Beige chips or powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to modify alkyd resins, to regulate polymerization of polyesters, and to inhibit corrosion; Used as an additive in cutting oils; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [HSDB] Toxic to the liver, kidneys, and peripheral nervous system in animals exposed to doses as low as 106 mg/m3 of dust over 7-11 days; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions, spastic paralysis with or without sensory change, and renal tubular damage; [MSDSonline] Danger of skin absorption; [MAK]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction

Vapor Pressure

0.000636 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 1,900 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 158 deg C; [CHEMINFO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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