Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract. Prolonged contact can cause dermatitis, nausea, headache, dizziness, and narcotic effect.
Sterilizing catgut by heating one hour at 160°; solvent in manufacture of dyes, perfumes and resins. Solvent for liquid scintillation counting solutions.
Reflux pseudocumene over sodium and distil it under reduced pressure. [Beilstein 6 H 1088, 6 I 542, 6 II 1072, 6 III 6278, 6 IV 7339.]
A liquid. Flash point near 130°F. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Vapors irritate eyes, throat, and nose. Used in dyes and pharmaceuticals.
ChEBI: A trimethylbenzene carrying methyl groups at positions 1, 2 and 4.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene is incompatible with the following: Oxidizers, nitric acid .