Carvone

  • carvol
  • 1-carvone
  • FEMA number 2249
  • Karvon
  • p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-one
  • 6,8(9)-p-Menthadien-2-one
Formula
C10H14O
Structure
Description
Colorless to slightly yellow liquid.
Uses
As oil of caraway, flavoring liqueurs, in perfumery & soaps, fungicide, plant growth regulator.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
99-49-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
202-759-5
RTECS
OS8575000
RTECS class
Drug; Natural Product
UN (DOT)
1325
Merck
12,1925
Beilstein/Gmelin
1364206
Beilstein Reference
4-07-00-00316
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-157169
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H14O
Formula mass
150.22
Boiling point, °C
279
Density
0.9646 g/cm3
Solubility in water
1.3 g/L at 25 C
Refractive index
1.498
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.96

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Make no contact with the spilled material. ELIMINATE all ignition sources and ground all equipment. With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, sand, earth, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
Fire potential
Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness, and coma may occur. CNS depression may have a rapid onset (30 minutes), or be delayed for up to 4 hours. May be up to 3 days in duration. Dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation usually occur in the first 30 minutes.
   Ingestion
Heartburn, epigastric and oral pain, reflux, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. The fats, waxes, and oils may contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema are possible when they are in liquid form. Apnea has been reported with camphor and eucalyptus oil ingestion.
   Skin
These substances cause irritation of the skin.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.

Transport.
UN number
1325
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III