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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.
Hazard Statements: H315-H317-H318
Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P272-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P310-P333+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant