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The main uses of methylnaphthalene are as a raw material for dyestuff dispersants and heat transfer oils, and as a solvent for agricultural chemical. It has been used as an indicator of smoke exposure in food and packaging materials.
Annweiler E, et al. Identical ring cleavage products during anaerobic degradation of naphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene, and tetralin indicate a new metabolic pathway.Appl Environ Microbiol.,2002,68(2), 852-8.
Sharanagouda U, et al. Degradation of 2-methylnaphthalene by Pseudomonas sp. strain NGK1.Curr Microbiol.,2000,43(6), 440-3.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280a-P305+P351+P338-P301+P312a-P321-P332+P313-P501a
Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.