Agent Name

2,6-Dimethoxyphenol

CAS Number

91-10-1

Formula

C8-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Di-O-methylpyrogallol; 1,3-Dimethoxy-2-hydroxybenzene; 1,3-Dimethyl pyrogallate; 2,6-Dwumetoksyfenol [Polish]; 2-Hydroxy-1,3-dimethoxybenzene; Phenol, 2,6-dimethoxy-; Pyrogallol 1,3-dimethyl ether; Pyrogallol dimethylether; Syringol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

Light brown solidified mass or fragments; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes somnolence and dyspnea in intravenous lethal-dose study of cats; Causes general anesthesia in oral lethal-dose study of rats; Causes weight loss in 36-day oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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