Agent Name

t-Butylbenzene

CAS Number

98-06-6

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethylethylbenzene; 2-Methyl-2-phenylpropane; Benzene, (1,1-dimethylethyl)-; Benzene, tert-butyl-; Dimethylethylbenzene; Dimethylethylbenzene (VAN); Phenyltrimethylmethane; Pseudobutylbenzene; Trimethylphenylmethane; tert-Butylbenzene; tertiary-Butylbenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2709

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; as polymerization solvent; as polymer linking agent; as solvent (e.g., production of hydrogen peroxide); [HSDB]

Comments

Effects in lethal dose studies include somnolence and tremor; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.2 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 4,600 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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