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Nomination Summary for Fenchone (N98010)

Nominated Substances: alpha-Fenchone, d-Fenchone, L-Fenchone

Nomination Date: 02/18/1998

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: The nomination of fenchone is based on widespread low-level consumer exposure, potential exposure of workers, scientific interest, and lack of toxicity data. Fenchone typifies a group of bicyclic terpenes and camphors that are widely distributed in nature. It is an ingredient in several seasonings and flavorants and is also found in the workplace. As a representative of a group of natural products, fenchone is likely to remain untested without the involvement of the NTP.

NTP Principles: 1, 2

Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.

CASRN: 1195-79-5

Agent Name: alpha-Fenchone