2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 91-57-6
Formula
 

C₁₁H₁₀₀

Synonyms
 

β-methylnaphthalene

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description White crystalline solid.
Boiling point 466-468°F Molecular weight 142.2
Freezing point/melting point 94.3°F Vapor pressure
Flash point 208°F Vapor density
Specific gravity 1.0058 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
 

 

Bulk Method
Bulk Method
 

 

On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA
 

 

REL-TWA
 

 

TLV-TWA
 

0.5 ppm [2006]

PEL-TWA
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

REL-STEL
 

 

TLV-STEL
 

 

PEL-STEL
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

REL-C
 

 

TLV-C
 

 

PEL-C
 

 

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

NA

Skin notation
 

Y

Skin notation
 

NA

Notes:
 

Not established

Notes:
 

Not established

Notes:
 

 

Notes:
 

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: TLV-A4 Notes:
 

 

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
 

 

Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - 2-Methylnaphthalene

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - 2-Methylnaphthalene

Literature References

 
  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - 1-Methylnaphthalene [90-12-0] and 2-Methylnaphthalene [91-57-6]. See annual publication for most recent information.
  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Toxicological profile for naphthalene, 1-methynaphthalene and 2-methylnaphthalene. US Government Printing Office 1995-639-298, 200 pp., 1995.
  • Korsak, Z., Majcherek, W. and Rydzynski, K.: Toxic effects of acute inhalation exposure to 1-methylnaphthalene and 2-methylnaphthalene in experimental animals. Int. J. Occup. Med. Environ. Health 11(4): 335-342, 1998.
  • Melancon, M.J., Rickert, D.E. and Lech, J.J.: Metabolism of 2-methylnaphthalene in the rat in vivo. I. Identification of 2-naphthoylglycine. Drug Metab. Dispos. 10(2): 128-133, 1982.
  • Schultz, M.A., Morin, D., Chang, A.-M., Buckpitt, A.: Metabolic capabilities of CYP2F2 with various pulmonary toxicants and its relative abundance in mouse lung subcompartments. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 296(2): 510-519, 2001.
  • Teshima, R., Nagamatsu, K., Ikebuchi, H., Kido, Y. and Terao, T.: In vivo and in vitro metabolism of 2-methylnaphthalene in the guinea pig. Drug. Metab. Dispos. 11(2): 152-157, 1983.

Last Updated Date : 12/15/2020