Agent Name

4-Methoxyphenol

CAS Number

150-76-5

Formula

C7-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzene; 4-Hydroxyanisole; 4-Methoxyphenol; BMS 181158;HQMME; Hydroquinone methyl ether; Hydroquinone monomethyl ether; Leucobasal; Leucodine B; MEHQ; Mechinolo [DCIT]; Mechinolum; Mequinol; Mequinolum [INN-Latin]; Mono methyl ether hydroquinone; Monomethyl ether hydroquinone; Novo-Dermoquinona; P-Guaiacol; PMF (antioxidant); Phenol, 4-methoxy-; p-Guaiacol; p-Hydroxyanisole; p-Hydroxymethoxybenzene; p-Methoxyphenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless to white, waxy solid with an odor of caramel & phenol; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as an inhibitor of acrylic monomers, a stabilizer of organic solvents, an ultraviolet inhibitor, and a chemical intermediate; [ACGIH]

Comments

Can cause leukoderma (depigmentation of skin); [LaDou, p. 328] "Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat, upper respiratory system; eye, skin burns; central nervous system depression"; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant and can cause depigmentation of the skin; A potential skin sensitizer; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.0083 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 132 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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