Agent Name

Tetrahydrolinalool

Alternative Name

3-Octanol, 3,7-dimethyl-

CAS Number

78-69-3; 57706-88-4

Formula

C10-H22-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2,6-Dimethyl-6-octanol; 3,7-Dimethyloctanol-3; Linalool tetrahydride; (1)-3,7-Dimethyloctan-3-ol; 3,7-Dimethyloctan-3-ol; 3-Octanol, 3,7-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used to make odor agents and in commercial/consumer polishes, sanitation products, soaps, and detergents; [Reference #1] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin and eye irritant; Causes primary irritation in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits; Causes somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization: Terpenoid Tertiary Acohols and Related Esters - 2010

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

VP = 3 mm Hg at 20 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Diseases

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