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It is used as a flavoring agent and adjuvant. It is also employed as a substance, extract, or preparation for diffusing or imparting an agreeable or attractive smell.
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Friedrich Jüttner. The Algal Excretion Product, Geranylacetone: A Potent Inhibitor of Carotene Biosynthesis in Synechococcus.Pharmacology.1979,34(11), 957-960.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.