Agent Name

Isoeugenol and isomers

CAS Number

97-54-1, 5912-86-7, 5932-68-3

Formula

C10-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

97-54-1: 1-(3-Methoxy-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-propene; 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-propen-1-ylbenzene; 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-propenylbenzene; 2-Methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)phenol; 2-Methoxy-4-propenylphenol; 3-Methoxy-4-hydroxy-1-propen-1-ylbenzene; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-propen-1-ylbenzene; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-propenylbenzene; 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxypropenylbenzene; 4-Propenylguaiacol; Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)-; Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-propenyl-; [ChemIDplus] 5912-86-7: Isoeugenol cis-form; (Z)-Isoeugenol; cis-2-Methoxy-4-propenylphenol; cis-4-Propenylguaiacol; cis-Isoeugenol; (Z)-2-Methoxy-4-(prop-1-enyl)phenol; Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-propenyl-, (Z)-; [ChemIDplus] 5932-68-3: Isoeugenol trans-form; (E)-Isoeugenol; trans-2-Methoxy-4-propenylphenol; trans-Isoeugenol; trans-p-Propenylquaiacol; (E)-2-Methoxy-4-(prop-1-enyl)phenol; Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-(1-propenyl)-, (E)- (9CI); Phenol, 2-methoxy-4-propenyl-, (E)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

97-54-1: Pale yellow oily liquid with a spice-clove odor; [CAMEO] Clear light yellow-green viscous liquid; [MSDSonline] 5912-86-7: Liquid; [Merck Index] 5932-68-3: Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in ylang-ylang oil and other essential oils; [CAMEO] Used in perfumes, vanillin, and flavoring agents; [Hawley] Approved by the FDA as a food flavor; Used in cosmetics, medications, and dental materials; Occurs naturally in the oils of clove, ylang-ylang, tuberose, and jonquil; [Marks, p. 175]

Comments

An irritant; Possible sensitizer; [MSDSonline] Isoeugenol is a fragrance allergen that causes allergic contact dermatitis. [Marks, p. 168, 172] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] Common allergen in cosmetics and perfumes; [Kanerva, p. 1805] See "Eugenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 235 deg F; [CAMEO]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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