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2-methyl biphenyl
biphenyl, 2-methyl-

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CAS Number: 643-58-3Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:211-400-1
Nikkaji Web:J105.830D
XlogP3-AA:3.90 (est)
Molecular Weight:168.23864000
Formula:C13 H12
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:natural substances and extractives
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:1.01200 to 1.01500 @ 20.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 8.431 to 8.456
Refractive Index:1.59000 to 1.59200 @ 20.00 °C.
Melting Point: -0.20 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 255.00 to 256.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 257.00 to 258.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure:0.023000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 225.00 °F. TCC ( 107.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 4.634 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 13.22 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Flavor Type: green
Taste Description: green
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
2-Phenyltoluene 97%
For experimental / research use only.
2-Methylbiphenyl >95.0%(GC)
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
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:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
natural substances and extractives
Recommendation for 2-methyl biphenyl usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for 2-methyl biphenyl flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
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EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :12563
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid):12563
Pubchem (sid):134976425
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
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Export Tariff Code:2902.90.9000
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 cocoa roasted cocoa
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