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
Causes skin irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P280g-P264-P321-P332+P313-P302+P352a-P362+P364
Wear protective gloves. Wash thoroughly after handling. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. IF ON SKIN: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.