Agent Name

Carvone

CAS Number

99-49-0

Formula

C10-H14-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-Carvone; 2-Cyclohexen-1-one, 2-methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-; 2-Methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-one; 2-Methyl-5-isopropenyl-2-cyclohexenone; 6,8(9)-p-Menthadien-2-one; 6,8-p-Menthadien-2-on; Carvol; Carvone (natural); Karvon; delta(sup 6,8)-(9)-terpadienone-2; delta-1-Methyl-4-isopropenyl-6-cyclohexen-2-one; p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Colorless or pale yellowish liquid; [Hawley] White powder;

Sources/Uses

Used as oil of caraway, for flavoring liqueurs and foods, in perfumery and soaps, and to enhance mint flavors (dentifrices, confections, pharmaceuticals, and odorants); [HSDB]

Comments

Included in list of "established contact allergens in humans"; [ToxPlanet: EC: Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety: Fragrance allergens in cosmetic products (2011)] Emergency treatment: "Essential oils"; Essential oils can cause CNS depression and aspiration pneumonia after ingestion; Commercial products of essential oils usually contain concentrations of 1% to 20%, and a potentially toxic exposure is 5-15 mL; [HSDB] Causes somnolence and ataxia in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.16 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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