Agent Name

p-tert-Butylphenol formaldehyde resin

CAS Number

25085-50-1

Formula

(C10-H14-O.C-H2-O)x

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Butylphen formaldehyde resin; 4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol formaldehyde resin; PTBP formaldehyde; [Marks, p. 114] p-tert-Butylphenolformaldehyde resin; 4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol, formaldehyde polymer; Ckm 1634; Formaldehyde, p-tert-butylphenol polymer; Paraformaldehyde, formaldehyde, p-tert-butylphenol polymer; p-tert-Butylphenol, formaldehyde resin; 4-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol, polymer with formaldehyde; Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Formaldehyde Resins

Sources/Uses

Uses include: adhesive in shoes, automobile interior upholstery, furniture hobbies, leather, artificial fingernails, and adhesive labels; [Marks, p.113] Used in adhesives to increase flexibility or water resistance; [Kanerva, p. 584] The macromolecular form of the resin is PTPB plastic; Used in glues; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

PTPB formaldehyde resin allergy is seen in shoemakers and other workers who make leather goods with adhesives. The resin may also be used by dental workers, plywood production workers, box makers, insulation installers, and auto workers who use the resin as a sealant. About one half of patients become sensitized while working at home with woodworking and ceramic adhesives. [Marks, p. 113] The CAS # of 4-tert-Butylphenol is 98-54-4. [ChemFinder]

Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis from para-tertiary-butylphenol-formaldehyde resin (PTBP-F-R) in Northern Ireland

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

Allergic contact dermatitis from para-tertiary-butylphenol-formaldehyde resin (PTBP-FR) in athletic tape and leather adhesive

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:

Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure:

Activities

Activities with risk of exposure: