Agent Name

Guaiac wood oil

CAS Number

8016-23-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Champaca-wood oil; Guaiac wood oil (Bulnesia sarmienti Lor.); Guaiacwood oil; Oils, champaca wood; Oils, essential, guaiac wood; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Yellow to amber semi-solid; Dark yellowish viscous liquid; mp = 40-50 deg C; [HSDB] Yellow solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a natural flavor, perfume fixative and modifier, soap odorant, and to make guaiacwood acetate; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to skin; 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] A skin irritant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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