Agent Name

West Indian sandalwood oil

Alternative Name

Amyris oil

CAS Number

8015-65-4

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Amyris balsamifera oil; Amyris clair oil; Amyris oil (Amyris balmacifera L.); Oils, amyris; Oils, amyris balsamifera; Sandalwood oil (West Indian); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Clear pale yellow liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

From the wood of the West Indian Rosewood (Amyris balsamifera), not from the true sandalwood tree; Used as a perfume fixative and flavor ingredient; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Sandalwood oil"; An irritant that can cause CNS depression, seizures, and kidney injury after ingestion of more than 3.5 ml (child) or 10 ml (adult); [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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