Agent Name

2-Methylanisole

CAS Number

578-58-5

Formula

C8-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Methoxy-2-methylbenzene; 2-Methoxytoluene; 2-Methylmethoxybenzene; Anisole, o-methyl-; Benzene, 1-methoxy-2-methyl-; Methoxytoluene, o-; Methyl o-cresyl ether; Methyl o-tolyl ether; o-Cresol methyl ether; o-Cresyl methyl ether; o-Methylanisole; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Anisole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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