Agent Name

Geranic acid

Alternative Name

Decaprenoic acid

CAS Number

459-80-3

Formula

C10-H16-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadienoic acid; Geranic acid; 2,6-Octadienoic acid, 3,7-dimethyl-; 3,7-Dimethylocta-2,6-dienoic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Geraniol."

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