Agent Name

Acetylated myrcene

CAS Number

68412-04-4

Formula

Unspecified

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,6-Octadiene, 7-methyl-3-methylene-, acetylated; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Liquid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used in odor and flavoring agents; [Reference #1]

Comments

Category members and supporting chemicals demonstrate low acute toxicity by oral and dermal exposure; Moderate to severe skin irritation in humans and experimental animals; Eye irritation in rabbits; Skin sensitization in humans and mice; No systemic toxicity in 112-day and 17-week oral studies of rats at the highest tested doses (approximately 500 mg/kg/day); Mortality, stomach lesions, and cytoplasmic vacuolization of the liver, kidney, and myocardium in 13-week oral study of mice (LOAEL of 2,000 mg/kg/day); [Reference #1] A mixture of terpenoid esters and alcohols, with the majority (60-65%) being geranyl and neryl acetates; [Reference #1] See "Geranyl acetate" and "Geraniol."

Reference Link

EPA ChAMP: Terpenoid Primary Alcohols and Related Esters - 2009

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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