Agent Name

p-tert-Pentylphenol

CAS Number

80-46-6

Formula

C11-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-(1,1-Dimethylpropyl)phenol; 1-Hydroxy-4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)benzene; 2-Methyl-2-p-hydroxyphenylbutane; 4-(1,1-Dimethylpropyl)-1-phenol; 4-t-Amylphenol; 4-tert-Amylphenol; 4-tert-Pentylphenol; Amilfenol; Amilphenol; Amyl phenol 4T; Pentaphen; Phenol, 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-; Phenol, p-tert-pentyl-; PTAP; Ucar amyl phenol 4T; p-(1,1-Dimethylpropyl)phenol; p-(alpha,alpha-Dimethylpropyl)phenol; p-t-Pentylphenol; p-tert-Amylphenol; para-tert-Amylphenol; tert-Amylphenol; [ChemIDplus] UN2430

Category

Phenols

Description

White solid; [HSDB] Colorless or beige solid; [CAMEO] Off-white flakes; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make oil-soluble resins and organic mercury compounds; Has been recommended for use as a germicide and fumigant; [Merck Index]

Comments

1% solution is a severe eye irritant tested in rabbits; [RTECS] Corrosive to skin, based on animal studies; [eChemPortal: HPVIS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "Phenol."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alkyl phenols, solid, n.o.s. (including C2 - C12 homologues)."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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