Testing Status of 2,4-Dimethylphenol 10506-J


CASRN: 105-67-9

Formula: C8-H10-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1-Hydroxy-2,4-dimethylbenzene

Known Uses

Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, plastics, insecticides, fungicides, rubber chem., wetting agents, dyestuffs, lubricant and fuel additive, chemical intermediate, solvent, frothing agent, occurs in coal tar. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (704425)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive 
  • Salmonella  (969471)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Negative 
  • Salmonella  (980180)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive