Agent Name

Hydroxycitronellal

CAS Number

107-75-5

Formula

C10-H20-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-Octanal, 3,7-dimethyl-7-hydroxy-; 3,7-Dimethyl-7-hydroxyoctanal; 7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctan-1-al; 7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal; 7-Hydroxycitronellal; Citronellal hydrate; Citronellal, hydroxy-; Cyclalia; Cyclosia; Fixol; Laurine; Lilyl aldehyde; Muguet synthetic; Muguettine principle; Musuet synthetic; Musuettine principle; Octanal, 7-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyl-; Oxydihydrocitronellal; Phixia; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a fragrance; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCNFP] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A severe eye and moderate skin irritant; Causes cutaneous sensitization in 3-day intermittent dermal studies of mice; [RTECS] Fragrance ingredient that is a recognized contact allergen in consumers; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCNFP] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Contained in "fragrance mix"; [Kanerva, p. 1803] An irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Citronellal."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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