Agent Name

Methylnaphthalene

CAS Number

1321-94-4

Formula

C11-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl naphthalene; Methylnaftalen [Czech]; Methylnapthalene; Naphthalene, methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Naphthalenes

Description

Yellow or bluish-brown liquid; [CAMEO] Bluish-brown oil; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and to make surfactants, insecticides, and other chemicals; [HSDB] Used to make dyes, resins, and other organic chemicals; [ACGIH]

Comments

A skin irritant and photosensitizer; [HSDB] May cause skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation; Can cause photosensitization; [CAMEO] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] Photosensitization not mention in 2007 ACGIH documentation of TLV, nor in ATSDR toxic profile; PubMed search by CAS numbers found no records relating to photosensitization; See "1-Methylnaphthalene" and "2-Methylnaphthalene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 100 ppm/8h

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