Agent Name

Trimethyl 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylate

CAS Number

2459-10-1

Formula

C12-H12-O6

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic acid, trimethyl ester; Methyl trimellitate; Trimellitic acid trimethyl ester; Trimethyl trimellitate; 1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic acid, 1,2,4-trimethyl ester; Trimethyl benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

White solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Possible use as plasticizer; [HSDB]

Comments

Salivation, weakness, and weight loss were observed in oral lethal dose studies of rats; Rats died 4 days after dosing; Oral LD50 (rat) = 12,232 mg/kg; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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