Agent Name

m-Cymene

CAS Number

535-77-3

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Isopropyl-3-methylbenzene; 1-Methyl-3-(1-methylethyl)benzene; 1-Methyl-3-isopropylbenzene; 3-Isopropyltoluene; Benzene, 1-methyl-3-(1-methylethyl)-; beta-Cymene; m-Cymol; m-Isopropyltoluene; m-Methylisopropylbenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2046

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, metal polish additive, and intermediate for synthetic rubber and resin manufacturing; Meta, ortho, and para isomers are usually synthesized by alkylation of toluene; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Toluene"; [HSDB] At lethal doses, causes weakness and effect on seizure threshold; [RTECS] An irritant; May be harmful by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.72 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 12,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cymenes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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