Agent Name

Hyacinth oil

CAS Number

8023-94-7

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Hyacinth; Hyacinth absolute (Hyacinthus orientalis L.); Hyperabsolute hyacinth; Hyacinth absolute; Oils, hyacinth; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Absolute: reddish-brown liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in perfumes and as a natural flavor; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Plants- dermatitis"; Bulb growers exposed to hyacinth bulbs have developed skin reddening, conjunctivitis, and itching; [HSDB] Hyacinth may induce dermatitis and mucous membrane irritation; [Olson, p. 342]

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