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4-methyl benzophenone
methanone, (4-methylphenyl)phenyl-

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CAS Number: 134-84-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:205-159-1
Nikkaji Web:J5.600F
XlogP3:3.80 (est)
Molecular Weight:196.24884000
Formula:C14 H12 O
BioActivity Summary:listing
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Category:stabilizing agents
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Physical Properties:
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 59.50 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 328.10 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Flash Point: 286.00 °F. TCC ( 141.00 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 3.640 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 32 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: stabilising agents
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
4-Methylbenzophenone 99%
For experimental / research use only.
4-Methylbenzophenone >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:
intraperitoneal-mouse LD50 250 mg/kg
National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD277-689

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
stabilizing agents
Recommendation for 4-methyl benzophenone usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Recommendation for 4-methyl benzophenone flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

EFSA statement on the presence of 4-methylbenzophenone found in breakfast cereals
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Toxicological evaluation of benzophenone
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Report of ESCO WG on non-plastic Food Contact Materials
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EPI System: View
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):134-84-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :8652
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
RTECS:DJ1750000 for cas# 134-84-9
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:134-84-9
Pubchem (cid):8652
Pubchem (sid):134975240
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2011 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
Export Tariff Code:2914.39.9000
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 not found in nature
 benzophenone, 4-methyl-
p-benzophenone, methyl-
 methanone, (4-methylphenyl)phenyl-
 methyl benzophenone
(4-methyl phenyl) phenyl methanone
 phenyl p-tolyl ketone
 phenyl para-tolyl ketone


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