Agent Name

Mastic

CAS Number

61789-92-2

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Mastisol; Balsams, Pistacia lentiscus; Gum mastic; Gums and mucilages, mastic; Lentiscus absolute; Lentisk absolute; Lentisque absolute; Lentisque oil; Mastic (resin); Mastic absolute; Mastic absolute (Pistacia lentiscus); Mastic gum; Mastic oil; Mastic oleoresin; Mastic resinoid; Mastix; Pistacia lentiscus absolute; Resins, mastic; Mastic, resin; [ChemIDplus] Balsam tree; Pistachia galls; Mastiche; Lentisk; [Merck Index]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Pale yellow or greenish yellow globs or pear shaped tears; Mild balsamic odor; [Merck Index] Tan beads; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Resinous exudate from Mediterranean shrubs; Used in tooth cements, plasters, lacquers, chewing gums, incense, and photography (retouching negatives); [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent for foods; [FDA]

Comments

Causes organ changes (liver, thymus, testicular, brain, heart, and kidney weights) and blood changes (blood cell counts, platelet counts, and effects on phosphatases) in 13-week oral studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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