Agent Name

Isophytol

CAS Number

505-32-8

Formula

C20-H40-O

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-Hexadecen-3-ol, 3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-; 2,6,10,14-Tetramethylhexadec-15-en-14-ol; 2,6,10-Trimethyl-14-vinylpentadecan-14-ol; 3,7,11,15-Tetramethyl-1-hexadecen-3-ol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Oily liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

A decomposition product of chlorophyll; [Merck Index] Used to make vitamins E and K, as diluent in fine fragrances, and as a flavoring agent in Europe; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; Not a sensitizer; Not mutagenic and no data on cancer effects; Overall, low potential for mammalian toxicity other than irritation; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Isophytol - 2003

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.8E-10 mm Hg

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