Agent Name

Isopropylbiphenyl

CAS Number

25640-78-2

Formula

C15-H16

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(1-Methylethyl)-1,1'-biphenyl; 1,1'-Biphenyl, (1-methylethyl)-; Biphenyl, isopropyl-; Isopropyldiphenyl; Monoisopropylbiphenyl; Wemcol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Water-white liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in carbonless-copy paper systems, to replace PCBs in capacitors, as heat transfer fluid, and in high voltage capacitors; [HSDB]

Comments

Humans exposed to this solvent in carbonless-copy paper complain of headaches, irritation of skin and eyes, and fatigue; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause decreased activity in exposed animals; No adverse effects in 28-day feeding study of rats fed as high as 0.1%; Caused liver, kidney, and heart injury when fed to rats at 800 mg/kg/day for 10-15 days; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0005 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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