Agent Name

Abietic acid

CAS Number

514-10-3

Formula

C20-H30-O2

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

13-Isopropylpodocarpa-7,13-dien-15-oic acid; 7,13-Abietadien-18-oic acid; Abietate; Kyselina abietova [Czech]; Sylvic acid; l-Abietic acid; 1-Phenanthrenecarboxylic acid, 1,2,3,4,4a,4b,5,6,10,10a-decahydro-1,4a-dimethyl-7-(1-methylethyl)-, (1R,4aR,4bR,10aR)-; Podocarpa-7,13-dien-15-oic acid, 13-isopropyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rosin and Derivatives

Description

Yellow solid; [Hawley] Colorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make ester gums in lacquers, varnishes, and soaps; Also used in metal resinates, plastics, and paper sizes; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and respiratory sensitizer; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Abietic acid is the active allergen present in colophony. [Marks, p. 80] See "Colophony."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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