Agent Name

Cuminaldehyde

CAS Number

122-03-2

Formula

C10-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-(1-Methylethyl)benzaldehyde; 4-Isopropylbenzaldehyde; Benzaldehyde, 4-(1-methylethyl)-; Benzaldehyde, p-isopropyl-; Cumaldehyde; Cumic aldehyde; Cuminal; Cuminic aldehyde; Cuminyl aldehyde; p-Cumic aldehyde; p-Isopropylbenzaldehyde; p-Isopropylbenzenecarboxaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Colorless to yellowish liquid with a strong odor; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Occurs naturally in eucalyptus, myrrh, cumin, and other oils; Used in perfumes; [Merck Index] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used to make large scale and fine chemicals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes somnolence, ulceration or bleeding from the stomach, and other liver changes in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Fragrance ingredient with positive human patch test results (3 of 179 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] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Search for (122-03-2[EC/RN Number]) AND (allergic OR dermatitis OR sensitizer OR sensitization): no results; [PubMed]

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