The alpha– and gamma-terpinenes were moderately irritant to rabbit skin. gamma-Terpinene may have caused a skin sensitization reaction in one individual. alpha-Terpinene was of moderate acute oral toxicity in rats whilst gamma-terpinene was of low acute oral and dermal toxicity in rats and rabbits respectively. A brief and unsubstantiated comment notes that alpha-terpinene has caused liver and blood effects.

Date of Publication: 1992

Number of Pages: 3

CAS Number*: 99-86-5


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