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linalool

                       CHEMICAL FACT SHEET FOR:
                               LINALOOL

FACT SHEET NUMBER: 77
DATE ISSUED: OCTOBER 1, 1985


                     1.  DESCRIPTION OF CHEMICAL

- Chemical Name:  linalool
- Common Name:  linalool
- Trade Name:  Linalool 925
- EPA Shaughnessy Code:  128838
- Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Number:  78-70-6
- Year of Initial Registration:  1985
- Pesticide Type:  natural oil
- Chemical Family:  acyclic terpene alcohols
- U.S. Producer:  Pet Chemicals


                 2.  USE PATTERNS AND FORMULATIONS

- Application sites:  Indoor use only on dogs and cats and their
  bedding.
- Types of formulations:  Liquid
- Types and methods of application:  Pump spray


                      3.  SCIENCE FINDINGS

Chemical Characteristics

- A colorless liquid with a fresh floral woody odor.
- Boiling point 379 degrees F.
- Molecular weight 154.24.
- Specific gravity 0.863.
- Practically insoluble in water.
- Miscible with alcohol and ether.


Toxicological Characteristics

- Acute oral toxicity:  4.9 and 4.13 mg/kg for male and female
  rats, respectively.
  - Acute dermal toxicity:  2 g/kg for albino rabbits.
  - Acute inhalation toxicity:  LC50 less than 2.95 mg/l
  - Not a sensitizer.
  - No subacute or chronic studies are required, since linalool is
    generally recognized as safe under 21 CFR 182.60 (synthetic
    flavoring substances and adjuvants).


Environmental Characteristics

- None reported.  No data required to support the manufacturing-use or 
  indoor end-use product.


Ecological Characteristics

- Slightly toxic to rainbow trout and bluegill:  28.8 and 36.8 ppm,
  respectively.
- Slightly toxic to aquatic invertebrates:  36.7 ppm.
- Practically nontoxic to birds:  LC50 greater than 5,620 ppm in
  bobwhite quail.


             4.  SUMMARY OF REGULATORY POSITION AND RATIONALE

- Use classification:  Unrestricted.
- Formulation or labeling restrictions:  Indoor use only.


                   5.  SUMMARY OF MAJOR DATA GAPS

- None


                      6.  CONTACT PERSON AT EPA

William H. Miller (PM-16)
Insecticide-Rodenticide Branch (TS-767C)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
401 M Street S.W.
Washington, DC  20460
703/557-2600


DISCLAIMER:  THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS CHEMICAL INFORMATION FACT 
SHEET IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT TO BE USED TO FULFILL 
DATA REQUIREMENTS FOR PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND REREGISTRATION.