Agent Name

Anise alcohol

Alternative Name

4-Methoxybenzyl alcohol

CAS Number

105-13-5

Formula

C8-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methoxybenzenemethanol; 4-Methoxybenzyl alcohol; Anisalcohol, p-; Anisic alcohol; Anisyl alcohol; Anisyl alcohol (natural); Benzenemethanol, 4-methoxy-; Benzyl alcohol, p-methoxy-; p-Anisol alcohol; p-Anisyl alcohol; p-Methoxybenzyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] (4-Methoxyphenyl)methanol; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Liquid; mp = 24-25 deg C; [Merck Index] White liquid or low-melting solid; mp = 22-25 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to make perfumes, fragrances, fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, photo-chemicals, cosmetics, and personal care products; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; Oral LD50 (rat) = 1,200 uL/kg; [RTECS] Included in list of "established contact allergens in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0038 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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