Agent Name

Isoborneol

CAS Number

124-76-5

Formula

C10-H18-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol, exo-; 2-Bornanol, exo-; 2-Camphanol, exo-; 2-exo-Bornyl alcohol; Bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol, 1,7,7-trimethyl-, exo-; Exoborneol; Isobornyl alcohol; Isocamphol; exo-2-Hydroxy-1,7,7-trimethylnorbornane; exo-1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

White solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a synthetic flavor; In over-the-counter preparations containing <11% camphor, it has been used as a moth repellent, cold sore topical medication, muscle liniment, and steam-inhaled cough suppressant; [HSDB] Used in perfumes; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Camphor"; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Camphor, synthetic."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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