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Isophthalic acid

RTECS #: NT2007000

CAS #: 121-91-5


UPDATE: February 2008 MW: 166.14 MF: C8H6O4


NOTE:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. SYNONYMS:
  2. SKIN AND EYE IRRITATION DATA:
  3. ACUTE TOXICITY DATA:
  4. REVIEWS:
  5. STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:
  6. NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:
  7. STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:
  8. REFERENCES:

SYNONYMS:

  1. Acide isophtalique (French)
  2. Benzene - 1,3 - dicarboxylic acid
  3. Isophthalate
  1. Kyselina isoftalova (Czech)
  2. m - Benzenedicarboxylic acid
  3. m - Phthalic acid


SKIN AND EYE IRRITATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
eye
rabbit
500 mg/24 hour mild 85JCAE -,317,1986


MUTATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

SYSTEM TEST ROUTE/
ORGANISM/
TISSUE
DOSE REFERENCE
N/R N/R N/R N/R


REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


TUMORIGENIC DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


ACUTE TOXICITY DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
intraperitoneal
mouse
lethal dose (50 percent kill): 4,200 mg/kg Behavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Excitement

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Body temperature decrease
COREAF 246,851,1958
oral
rat
lethal dose (50 percent kill): 10,400 mg/kg N/R 85JCAE -,317,1986


OTHER MULTIPLE DOSE DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


REVIEWS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

TOXICOLOGY REVIEW
BPCT** -,183,1974


STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

Occupational Exposure Limit - GERMANY MAK 2 mg/m3 (inhalable), 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - RUSSIA short term exposure limit 0.2 mg/m3, Skin, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit - SWITZERLAND MAK- week 2 mg/m3,KZG- week 4 mg/m3, DEC2006


NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD or SURVEY
REFERENCE

National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974 National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974: Hazard Code: 82897;
Number of Industries 67;
Total Number of Facilities 3,665;
Number of Occupations 68;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 55,161
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: 82897;
Number of Industries 59;
Total Number of Facilities 8,709;
Number of Occupations 49;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 117,411;
Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 17,858


STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ORGANIZATION
REFERENCE

EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY


REFERENCES:

CODEN
REFERENCE

85JCAE "Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky," Marhold, J., Prague, Czechoslovakia, Avicenum, 1986
BPCT** Progress Report from the Environmental Protection Agency to NIOSH on Benzenepolycarboxylates, 1974
COREAF Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances, Academie des Sciences. (Paris, France) V.1-261, 1835-1965. For publisher information, see CRASEV.

Used in formulating unsaturated polyesters, coating resins, plasticizers, textile resins

NIOSH PROFILE (ACIDS, ORGANIC), SRI, 2/77

NIOSH PROFILE (ACIDS, ORGANIC), SRC, 4/78

RTECS Compound Description:
   Primary Irritant

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