Agent Name

beta-Caryophyllene epoxide

CAS Number

1139-30-6

Formula

C15-H24-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(-)-beta-Caryophyllene epoxide; (-)-Epoxydihydrocaryophyllene; 4,12,12-Trimethyl-9-methylene-5-oxatricyclo(8.2.0.0(4,6))dodecane, (1R,4R,6R,10S)-; 5-Oxatricyclo(8.2.0.0(4,6))dodecane, 4,12,12-trimethyl-9-methylene-, (1R,4R,6R,10S)-; Caryophyllene epoxide; Caryophyllene oxide; Epoxycaryophyllene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Fine colorless crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance and flavoring agent; Extracted from peucedanum dhana seeds; [HSDB]

Comments

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] Moderate irritant on skin of rabbits; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

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