Agent Name

dl-alpha-Pinene

CAS Number

2437-95-8

Formula

C10-H16

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

DL-alpha-Pinene; [Acros Organics MSDS] UN2368

Category

Terpenes

Description

Liquid with an odor of turpentine; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make camphor, insecticides, solvents, plasticizers, perfume bases, and synthetic pine oil; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; Inhalation may cause dizziness or suffocation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "alpha-Pinene."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "alpha-Pinene."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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