Chemical Name:




CAS #:



(1,1'-Biphenyl-2-ol), 2-Biphenylol, 2-Hydroxybiphenyl; o-Biphenylol; 2-Diphenylol; 2-Hydroxybiphenyl; o-Diphenylol; Dowicide 1; Dowcide 1; o-Hydroxybiphenyl; o-Hydroxydiphenyl; 2-Phenylphenol; Orthohydroxydipbenyl; Orthophenylphenol; Orthoxenol; Torsite; o-Xenol; 2-Hydroxydiphenyl

Exposure Limits:

TLV not established.


Intermediate for dyes and resins, rubber chemicals, fungicide, germicide, preservative, food packaging.  Disinfectant and fungicide for impregnation of fruit wrappers and disinfection of seed boxes.  Applied during dormant period to control apple canker.  Reagent for the determination of trioses. Household disinfectant; dishwashing  formulations.

Routes of Exposure:

The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapor and by ingestion.

Symptoms of exposure:

Abdominal cramps. Abdominal pain. Cough. Labored breathing. Eye irritation with possible corneal injury (necrosis); paleness, cyanosis, weakness, sweating, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, dark urine, central nervous system depression, and deoxyribonuclease inhibition.  Chronic exposure may include irritation and lesions of the respiratory system.

Target organs:

Eyes, skin, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, liver, lungs.

Effects of short-term exposure:

The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, liver, and lungs, resulting in respiratory failure, tissue lesions and hemorrhages.

Effects of long-term exposure:

The substance may have effects on the kidneys, resulting in tissue lesions.

Special Warnings:



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