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Identification Number: CASRN | 97-53-0

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  • Carcinogenic Properties

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  • CATEGORIES: Household Toxin | Industrial/Workplace Toxin | Food Toxin | Natural Toxin | Plant Toxin | Odor | This Chemical is an Odorant and has a smell like - clove, honey | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | PESTICIDE active ingredient | organic | insect attractant | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Non Food Use Only | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - FRAGRANCE ( Generally Not used on Food) | Pesticide or Plant Growth Regulator Approved in Australia | Pesticide approved in USA (California) | Pesticide approved or pending approval in EU
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Organic Compounds | Benzenoids | Benzene and Substituted Derivatives | Phenols and Derivatives | Methoxyphenols
  • SYNONYMS: 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-allylbenzene | 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-prop-2-enylbenzene | 1-Hydroxy-2-methoxy-4-propenylbenzene | 2-Hydroxy-5-allylanisole | 2-Methoxy-1-hydroxy-4-allylbenzene | 2-Methoxy-4-(2-propenyl)phenol | 2-Methoxy-4-(3-propenyl)phenol | 2-Methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol | 2-Methoxy-4-allylphenol | 2-Methoxy-4-prop-2-enylphenol | 4-Allyl-1-hydroxy-2-methoxybenzene | 4-Allyl-2-methoxy-Phenol | 4-Allyl-2-methoxyphenol | 4-Allylcatechol 2-methyl ether | 4-Allylcatechol-2-methyl ether | 4-Allylguaiacol | 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-1-allylbenzene | 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxyallylbenzene | 5-Allylguaiacol | Allylguaiacol | Caryophyllic acid | Engenol | Eugenic acid | Eugenol (natural) | P-Allylguaiacol | P-Eugenol | Synthetic eugenol
  • DESCRIPTION: Eugenol is an allyl chain-substituted guaiacol, i.e. 2-methoxy-4-(2-propenyl)phenol. Eugenol is a member of the allylbenzene class of chemical compounds. It is a clear to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, and bay leaf. It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in organic solvents. It has a pleasant, spicy, clove-like odor. Eugenol is used in perfumeries, flavorings, essential oils and in medicine as a local antiseptic and anaesthetic. It was used in the production of isoeugenol for the manufacture of vanillin, though most vanillin is now produced from petrochemicals or from by-products of paper manufacture (Wikipedia).
  • COMMENTS: Residues of this pesticide are NOT tested for on Australian Foods even though the Pesticide is approved in Australia. This is partly so because this pesticide is not usually used around food agriculture. | Pesticide approved in Australia
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: C10H12O2
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | T3DB | PubChem | IARC | Flavornet | EAFUS | Consolidated Pesticide Information Dataset (CPI) from the USA EPA | Compendium of Pesticide Common Names | APVMA | DPR | EU Pesticides | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

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