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styrax gum (liquidambar styraciflua)
liquidambar styraciflua gum


Name: liquidambar styraciflua gum
CAS Number: 8046-19-3
ECHA EC Number: 232-458-4
MDL: MFCD00131254
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Category: flavoring agents and adjuvants
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FEMA Number: 3036 storax gum (liquidambar styraciflua)
FDA Regulation:
Subpart F--Flavoring Agents and Related Substances
Sec. 172.510 Natural flavoring substances and natural substances used in conjunction with flavors.
Physical Properties:
Appearance: amber yellow semi-solid (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Flash Point: > 212.00 °F. TCC ( > 100.00 °C. )
Soluble in:
 benzyl benzoate
 water, 2911 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: balsamic
Odor Strength: medium
Substantivity: 400 hour(s) at 20.00 %
 sweet balsamic amber woody storax
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %.
sweet balsam amber woody storax
Luebke, William tgsc, (1982)
 sweet balsamic spicy honey fruity animal
Odor Description:
Sweet, balsamic, spicy, honey-like with a fruity and animal nuance
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 18, No. 1, 43, (1993)
Flavor Type: balsamic
 balsamic honey sweet waxy spicy resinous
Taste Description:
at 30.00 ppm.
Balsamic, honey, sweet, waxy with a spicy resinous nuance
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 18, No. 1, 43, (1993)
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
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Penta International
Reincke & Fichtner
Styrax Gum (liquidambar Styraciflua)
Styrax, FG
Odor: balsam; berry; spicy; nutty; fishy
Certified Food Grade Products
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 36/38 - Irritating to skin and eyes.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
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:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents and adjuvants
IFRA fragrance material specification:
 Crude gums of Liquidambar styraficula L. var. macrophylla or Liquidambar orientalis Mill. should not be used as fragrance ingredients: Only extracts or distillates (resinoids, absolutes and oils), prepared from exudations of Liquidambar styraciflua L. var. macrophylla or Liquidambar orientalis Mill., can be used.This recommendation is made in order to promote good manufacturing practice (GMP) for the use of styrax derivatives as fragrance ingredients. It is based on a wide variety of RIFM test data with gums, resinoids, absolutes and oils of American and Asian styrax (private communication to IFRA).
IFRA: View Standard
limits in the finished product for - "leave on the skin contact":
  0.6000 % Restriction.
limits in the finished product for - "wash off the skin contact":
  0.6000 % Restriction.
limits in the finished product for - "no skin contact":
  0.6000 % Restriction.
Recommendation for styrax gum (liquidambar styraciflua) usage levels up to:
 PROHIBITED: Should not be used as a fragrance ingredient.
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 3
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -23.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: -300.00000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -2.00000
fruit ices: -2.00000
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: -13.00000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
Safety References:
EPI System: View
Daily Med: search
Env. Mutagen Info. Center: Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 8046-19-3
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
SCCNFP: opinion
WGK Germany: 1
 liquidambar styraciflua gum
Chemidplus: 0008046193
EPA/NOAA CAMEO: hazardous materials
 liquidambar styraciflua gum
Canada Domestic Sub. List: 8046-19-3
Pubchem (sid): 135303077
Other Information:
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS): View
Export Tariff Code: 1301.90.0000
Wikipedia: View
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
tobacarol (IFF)
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For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
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Potential Uses:
 chanel #5 
Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
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tsca definition 2008: extractives and their physically modified derivatives. it consists primarily of resins, essential oils, and usually cinnamic and benzoic acids. (liquidambar styraciflua, hamamelidaceae).
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