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phenol, 3,5-dimethyl-

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CAS Number: 108-68-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:203-606-5
Nikkaji Web:J2.425B
Beilstein Number:774117
CoE Number:538
XlogP3:2.40 (est)
Molecular Weight:122.16690000
Formula:C8 H10 O
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:flavor and fragrance agents
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DG SANTE Food Flavourings:04.020 3,5-dimethylphenol
Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 63.00 to 66.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 220.00 to 222.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.071000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 198.00 °F. TCC ( 92.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.350
Soluble in:
 water, 3687 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
 water, 4880 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Flavor Type: balsamic
balsamic coffee
Taste Description: balsamic coffee
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
Penta International
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
For experimental / research use only.
3,5-Dimethylphenol >99.0%(GC)
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
T N - Toxic, Dangerous for the environment.
R 24/25 - Toxic in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R 34 - Causes burns.
R 51/53 - Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 01/02 - Keep locked up and out of the reach of children.
S 20/21 - When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36/37/39 - Wear suitable clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
S 45 - In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately.
S 61 - Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheet.
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50 608 mg/kg
(Maazik, 1968)

oral-rabbit LD50 1313 mg/kg
(Maazik, 1968)

oral-mouse LD50 477 mg/kg
(Maazik, 1968)

oral-rat LD50 2250 mg/kg
(Uzhdavini et al., 1979)

gavage-mouse LD50 [sex: M] 620 mg/kg
(McOmie et al., 1949)

intraperitoneal-mouse LD50 156 mg/kg
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Vol. 18, Pg. 868, 1975.

oral-mouse LD50 477 mg/kg
Hygiene and Sanitation Vol. 33(7-9), Pg. 329, 1968.

oral-rabbit LD50 1313 mg/kg
Hygiene and Sanitation Vol. 33(7-9), Pg. 329, 1968.

oral-rat LD50 608 mg/kg
Gigiena Truda i Professional'naya Patologiya v Estonskoi SSR. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Pathology in the Estonian SSR. Vol. 8, Pg. 145, 1972.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
inhalation-rat LC > 4 mg/m3
Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and Occupational Diseases. Vol. 23(10), Pg. 52, 1979.

Safety in Use Information:
flavor and fragrance agents
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IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.037 (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 420 (μg/person/day)
Threshold of Concern:1800 (μg/person/day)
Structure Class: I
Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the "normal" use is defined as the average of reported usages and "maximum use" is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0): 0.500002.50000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 0.200001.00000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 0.500002.50000
Processed fruit (04.1): 0.400002.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): --
Confectionery (05.0): 1.000005.00000
Chewing gum (05.3): --
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): 0.200001.00000
Bakery wares (07.0): 2.0000010.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): 0.200001.00000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): 0.200001.00000
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 0.300001.50000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): 0.500002.50000
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): 0.200001.00000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 1.000005.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 2.0000010.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): 0.400002.00000
Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(EFSA):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Opinion of the Scientific Panel on food additives, flavourings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC) related to Flavouring Group Evaluation 22 (FGE.22): Ring-substituted phenolic substances from chemical groups 21 and 25 (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 of 18 July 2000)
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 58 (FGE.58) Consideration of phenol derivatives evaluated by JECFA (55th meeting) structurally related to ring substituted phenolic substances evaluated by EFSA in FGE.22 (2006) (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 of 18 July 2000) - Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in contact with Food (AFC)
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 60 (FGE.60): Consideration of eugenol and related hydroxyallylbenzene derivatives evaluated by JECFA (65th meeting) structurally related to ring- substituted phenolic substances evaluated by EFSA in FGE.22 (2006)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 22, Revision 1 (FGE.22Rev1): Ring-substituted phenolic substances from chemical groups 21 and 25
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):108-68-9
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :7948
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:2
EPA/NOAA CAMEO:hazardous materials
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:108-68-9
Pubchem (cid):7948
Pubchem (sid):134970681
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet):C14715
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
Export Tariff Code:2907.19.6100
Typical G.C.
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
•50% in cresylic acid; solid grades •xylenol 200; a concentrated fraction of 3,5-xylenol (meta xylenol); typical composition: 3,5-xylenol 50%; 2,4- and 2,5-xylenols 5%; 2,3- and 3,4-xylenol 12%; para-ethyl phenol 25%; c9 + phenol 8% from table
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3,5-dimethyl phenol
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