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Testing Status of p-Methylcatechol M940121


CASRN: 452-86-8

Formula: C7-H8-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,2-Benzenediol, 4-methyl-

Known Uses

Synthetic flavors; medicine (expectorant). (cond chem dic 10th). 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

  • Micronucleus  (A96135)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A34772)  Completed 
    •  Equivocal 
  • Salmonella  (A68595)  Completed 
    •  Negative