Agent Name

Hydroxycitronellol

CAS Number

107-74-4

Formula

C10-H22-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1,7-Octanediol, 3,7-dimethyl-; 1-Octanol, 3,7-dimethyl-7-hydroxy-; 2,8-Octanediol, 2,6-dimethyl-; 3,7-Dimethyl-1,7-octanediol; 3,7-Dimethyloctan-1,7-diol; 7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol; Citronellol hydrate; Citronellol, hydroxy-; Hydroxydihydrocitronellol; [ChemIDplus] 2,6-Dimethyl-2,8-octanediol; [JECFA]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild floral odor; [Fleurchem MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Fragrance ingredient with positive human patch test results (6% in 218 patients), but insufficient data to classify as "established contact allergen in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [Fleurchem MSDS] See "Citronellol."

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