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Substance Name

2-Methoxy-4-propylphenol
Identification Number: CASRN | 2785-87-7

  Substance Attributes


  • Metabolic Interference or Disruption

    Interferes with human metabolism. This can be a very serious thing. Some of these interference mechanics are well established. However, often long term effects and health consequences remain largely unknown. Additionally an emerging area of concern and one that is not currently studied, is the combined synergistic effects these metabolically disrupting chemicals have on human health.


    Metabolic interference happens when the substance produces highly reactive and often damaging intermediates during detoxification or when the substance binds to specific enzymes, important structural groups on molecules, receptors and membranes or targets DNA or mimics key nutrients.

  • Exposure Produces Health Symptoms

    Symptoms maybe short term or long term depending on the exposure duration and intensity and effects areas like Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal, Cognition, Fatigue. A substance with this attribute may cause an allergic skin reaction, serious eye irritation, allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.

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  • CATEGORIES: Household Toxin | Food Toxin | Synthetic Toxin | Food Flavoring | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - FRAGRANCE ( Generally Not used on Food)
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Organic Compounds | Benzenoids | Benzene and Substituted Derivatives | Phenols and Derivatives | Methoxyphenols
  • SYNONYMS: (4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)propane | 1-(4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)propane | 1-Propyl-3-methoxy-4-hydroxybenzene | 2-Methoxy-4-(1-propyl)phenol | 2-Methoxy-4-N-propylphenol | 2-Methoxy-4-propyl-Phenol | 2-Methoxy-4-propylphenol (p-propylguaiacol) | 2-Methoxy-4-propylphenol | 9CI | 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxypropylbenzene | 4-Propyl-2-methoxyphenol | 4-Propyl-2-methoxyphenol (4-propylguaiacol) | 4-Propyl-Guaiacol | 4-Propyl-O-methoxyphenol | 4-Propylguaiacol | 5-Propyl-O-hydroxyanisole | Cerulignol | Coerulignol | Dihydroeugenol | Eugenol dihydro | Guaiacylpropane | P-N-Propylguaiacol | P-Propylguaiacol | Phenol | 4-propyl | 2-methoxy | Propylguaiacol
  • DESCRIPTION: 2-Methoxy-4-propylphenol is a flavouring ingredient 2-Methoxy-4-propylphenol belongs to the family of Methoxyphenols and Derivatives. These are compounds containing a methoxy group attached to the benzene ring of a phenol moiety.
  • COMMENTS:
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: C10H14O2
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: T3DB | PubChem | Flavornet | EAFUS | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

  Health Associations

Mostly focused on Health Implications of Long Term Exposure to this substance

  • SYMPTOMS: Choking, drowsiness, and respiratory disruptions after inhalation; irritation, and reddening of the eyes; skin irritation; queasiness, and stomach aches following ingestion(L1609, MSDS).
  • POSSIBLE HEALTH CONSEQUENCES: Dermatitis (A2445). |
  • ACTION OF TOXIN: Dihydroeugenol may cause allergic contact dermatitis via two different mechanisms: The poison ivy and the phenolic radical mechanisms (A2445). |
  • TOXIN SITES OF ACTION IN CELL: "Membrane"
  • Additional Exposure Routes: Used as flavoring and fragrance ingredient (L1609).

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