Agent Name

Dihydromyrcene

CAS Number

2436-90-0

Formula

C10-H18

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-diene; 1,6-Octadiene, 3,7-dimethyl-; 3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadiene; Citronellene; [ChemIDplus] UN2319

Category

Terpenes

Description

Liquid; [Reference #1] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Monoterpene hydrocarbons are found in all plants and common in foods; Used as intermediates, odor agents, flavoring agents, and solvents for cleaning and degreasing in products including soaps, detergents, automotive care products, rubber and plastic products, polishes, and sanitation products; [Reference #1]

Comments

Skin sensitization in guinea pigs and humans; Histopathological liver changes in repeated-dose oral studies of mice at 1,000 mg/kg/day; [Reference #1] See "Myrcene."

Reference Link

EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization: Monoterpene Hydrocarbons Category - 2009

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.57 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Terpene hydrocarbons, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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