Agent Name

Methyleugenol

CAS Number

93-15-2

Formula

C11-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dimethoxy-4-(2-propen-1-yl)benzene; 1,2-Dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)benzene; 1,2-Dimethoxy-4-allylbenzene; 1,3,4-Eugenol methyl ether; 1-(3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl)-2-propene; 1-Allyl-3,4-dimethoxybenzene; 3,4-Dimethoxyallylbenzene; 4-Allyl-1,2-dimethoxybenzene; 4-Allylveratrole; Benzene, 1,2-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)-; Benzene, 4-allyl-1,2-dimethoxy-; Eugenyl methyl ether; Methyl eugenol; Methyl eugenol ether; Methyl eugenyl ether; O-Methyl eugenol; O-Methyleugenol; Veratrole methyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Slightly herbal odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a veterinary anesthetic, insect attractant, and flavoring agent; [HSDB] Used as a fragrance ingredient in perfumes, toiletries, and detergents; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Causes sleep in mice after 200 mg/kg intraperitoneal injection; Causes evidence of liver injury in mice after high-dose feeding studies; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

IARC 2012: Methyleugenol

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 4,800 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 99 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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