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Category name:
Cresols, Xylenols, Ethylphenols

Justifications and discussions

Category definition:
The read-across category is defined as phenols containing a single hydroxy group and one methyl group (cresols/ methylphenols) or two methyl groups (xylenols) or one ethyl group (ethylphenols). Structural isomers are possible within the category. Substances with more than one hydroxy group, additional (or longer) alkyl sidechains are excluded from the category.
Category rationale:
Rationale is provided in the attached report, in the 'report's section.