Agent Name

1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene

CAS Number

526-73-8

Formula

C9-H12

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,2,3-Trimethylbenzene, 90.5%; Hemellitol; Hemimellitene; Hemimellitol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; Insoluble in water; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and to make dyes, perfumes, and other organic chemicals; [HSDB] Present in gasoline; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] A mild irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] See "Trimethyl benzene isomers."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

MAK

20 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1.69 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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