Agent Name

Dodecylphenol

CAS Number

27193-86-8

Formula

C18-H30-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dodecylphenol; Dodecylphenol (mixed isomers); Phenol, dodecyl-; Phenol, dodecyl-, mixed isomers; T-Det; Dodecyl phenol; [ChemIDplus] UN3145

Category

Phenols

Description

Straw-colored liquid with phenolic odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to make its metal salts (lube oil additives), surface-active agents, resins, fungicides, bactericides, dyes, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, and rubber chemicals; Also used as a solvent, a coupling agent in emulsifier blends, and in solubilizing oil-insoluble pesticides; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes diarrhea and peritonitis in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.3E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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