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Testing Status of Linalool M980012


CASRN: 78-70-6

Formula: C10-H18-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • allo-Ocimenol
  • 2,6-Dimethyl-2,7-octadien-6-ol
  • Linalyl alcohol
  • 1,6-Octadien-3-ol,3,7-dimethyl- (9CI)

Known Uses

Used as a fragrance in perfumes, soaps & detergents. Used as flavoring agent in foods and beverages. Used in pet pesticidal products. Intermediate in the manufacture of vitamin E. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A67784)  Completed 
    •  Negative