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2,3,6-Trimethylphenol is used as intermediate for synthetic vitamin E. It is used for manufacturing 2, 3, 5-Trimethylhydroquinone. It is used as intermediate for antioxidants and plastics. It is used as a comonomer for the modification of polyphenylene oxide resins.
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Katsuomi Takehira; Masao Shimizu; Yoshihito Watanabe; Hideo Orita; Takashi Hayakawa. A novel oxygenation of 2,3,6-trimethylphenol to trimethyl-p-benzoquinone by dioxygen with copper(II) chloride/amine hydrochloride catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters.1989, 30 6691-6692.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.