Agent Name

o-Phenylphenol

CAS Number

90-43-7

Formula

C12-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

'Dowicide A'; (1,1'-Biphenyl)-2-ol; 1-Hydroxy-2-phenylbenzene; 2-Biphenylol; 2-Fenylfenol [Czech]; 2-Hydroxybifenyl [Czech]; 2-Hydroxybiphenyl; 2-Hydroxydiphenyl; 2-Phenylphenol; Anthrapole 73; Biphenyl, 2-hydroxy-; Biphenyl-2-ol; Dowicide 1; Dowicide 1 antimicrobial; Invalon OP; Kiwi lustr 277; Nectryl; OPP; Orthohydroxydiphenyl; Orthophenylphenol; Orthoxenol; Phenol, o-phenyl-; Phenyl-2 phenol; Phenyl-2 phenol [ISO-French]; Phenylphenol; Preventol O Extra; Remol TRF; Tetrosin OE; Topane; Torsite; Tumescal 0PE; Tumescal OPE; o-Biphenylol; o-Diphenylol; o-Hydroxybiphenyl; o-Hydroxydiphenyl; o-Phenyl phenol; o-Phenylphenol, cosmetic grade; o-Xenol;[ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

White solid with a characteristic odor; [Merck Index] Light pink crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye intermediate, germicide, fungicide, disinfectant, and plasticizer; to manufacture rubber chemicals; in food packaging; as a preservative in water-oil emulsions; antimicrobial preservative in cosmetics; [HSDB] Used as an antimicrobial additive in the manufacture of metalworking fluids, leather, adhesives, and textiles; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause injury to heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, and lungs; [ICSC] May cause immunosuppression; [HSDB] May cause corneal damage; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Sodium o-phenylphenol."

Reference Link

EPA REDs: 2-Phenylphenol and salts - 2006

Exposure Assessment
MAK

5 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.002 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 237 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 124 deg C; [ICSC]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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