Agent Name

alpha-Santalol

CAS Number

115-71-9

Formula

C15-H24-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(Z)-alpha-Santalol; 2-Penten-1-ol, 5-(2,3-dimethyltricyclo(2.2.1.0(sup 2,6))hept-3-yl)-2-methyl; 2-Penten-1-ol, 5-(2,3-dimethyltricyclo(2.2.1.0(2,6))hept-3-yl)-2-methyl-, stereoisomer; 5-(2,3-Dimethyltricyclo(2.2.1.0(2,6))hept-3-yl)-2-methyl-2-penten-1-ol; 5-(2,3-Dimethyltricyclo(2.2.1.0(2,6))hept-3-yl)-2-methyl-2-penten-1-ol stereoisomer; Argeol; Arheol; Sandal; Santalol A; Santalol a; cis-alpha-Santalol; d-alpha-Santalol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Sweet odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Together with beta-Santalol, account for about 90% of commercial sandalwood oil; Used in perfumes, soaps, and detergents; [Merck Index] Used as a synthetic flavor; [HSDB]

Comments

Sandalwood oil: A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; May cause CNS depression, seizures, and kidney effects (pain, albuminuria, glycosuria, and bladder spasms); Toxic dose is >3 ml in child and >10 ml in adult; Emergency treatment: "Sandalwood oil"; [HSDB] Included in list of "established contact allergens in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 100 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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