Agent Name

Sodium cresylate

CAS Number

34689-46-8

Formula

C7-H8-O.Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cresol sodium salt; Cresylic acid, sodium salt; Methylphenol sodium salt; Phenol, methyl-, sodium salt; Sodium cresolate; Sodium cresoxide; [ChemIDplus] UN2076

Category

Phenols

Sources/Uses

Used in animal dips and as an intermediate for crude tar acids containing cresols and xylenols; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Phenols and related agents"; Causes tremor and dyspnea in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; May cause methemoglobinemia after ingestion; [HSDB] See "Cresol, all isomers."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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