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costus root absolute
saussurea lappa absolute


Name:saussurea lappa absolute
CAS Number: 8023-88-9
Category:flavoring agents and adjuvants
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Physical Properties:
Appearance:brownish amber semi-solid (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Flash Point:> 200.00 °F. TCC ( > 93.33 °C. )
Soluble in:
 water, 9.376 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: animal
Odor Strength:medium
orris green hairy woody melon rind
Odor Description:at 100.00 %. orris green hairy woody unripe melons
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
Costus absolute
98,5% natural on carrier, Kosher
Odor: Animalic, woody, spicy, peppery, herbaceous/hay, earthy
Indo World Trading
Costus Root Absolute
Costus absolute
98,5% natural on carrier, Kosher
Odor: Animalic, woody, spicy, peppery, herbaceous/hay, earthy
Safety Information:
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
None - None found.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50 3400 mg/kg
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 12, Pg. 867, 1974.

Dermal Toxicity:
skin-rabbit LD50 > 5000 mg/kg
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 12, Pg. 867, 1974.

Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents and adjuvants
IFRA Critical Effect: Sensitization
IFRA: View Standard
Recommendation for costus root absolute usage levels up to:
 PROHIBITED: Should not be used as a fragrance ingredient.
Safety References:
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):8023-88-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:2
saussurea lappa absolute
RTECS:GN1775000 for cas# 8023-88-9
 saussurea lappa absolute
Canada Domestic Sub. List:8023-88-9
Pubchem (sid):135352797
Other Information:
Export Tariff Code:3301.90.5000
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
costus root resinoid
elecampane root oil
costus root oil
costus root oil CO2 extract
Potential Uses:
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 orris iris
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 vol de nuit
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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Do not use on any part of the body because of potential sensitizing. Costus extracts have been manufactured on a smaller scale in France and a few other countries for several decades. The raw material is the Costus root, see description under Costus Oil. Substantial quantities of the root are still exported from the Himalayan areas to perfume houses all over the world for distillation or extraction. extract from roots of saussurea lappa used in perfumery & cosmetics; contains sesquiterpene lactones reported to cause contact hypersensitivity; structures of components. tsca definition 2008: extractives and their physically modified derivatives. saussurea lappa, compositae.
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