Agent Name

Dibenzofuran

CAS Number

132-64-9

Formula

C12-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(1,1'-Biphenyl)-2,2'-diyl oxide; 2,2'-Biphenylene oxide; 2,2'-Biphenylylene oxide; Dibenzo(b,d)furan; Dibenzol(b,d)furan; Diphenylene oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzofuran Derivatives

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a component of heat-transfer oils (with biphenyl); suitable as a carrier for dyeing and printing textiles (combined with methylnaphthalenes); [HSDB] Used as insecticide; [Hawley]

Comments

Classified as a heterocyclic aromatic compound; No animal or human data on carcinogenicity; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS." See "CHLORINATED DIBENZOFURANS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00248 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold low = 0.7752 mg/m3; high = 1.6150 mg/m3; [HSDB]

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