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Terpineol is used in perfumes, cosmetics and flavorings. It is also used in the chemical industries and personal-domestic use. It acts as a cleaning and washing agent, disinfectant, food additive and odor agent. It finds applications in fragrance compositions, disinfectants, polishes and various household cleaning products. It is also used as high-grade solvent and deodorizer.
Prakash, B.; Singh, P.; Goni, R.; Raina, A. K.; Dubey, N. K. Efficacy of essential oil, phenyl ethyl alcohol and alfa-terpineol against isolated molds from walnut and their antiaflatoxigenic and antioxidant activity. J. Food Sci. Technol. 2015, 52 (4), 2220-2228.
Lee, S. Y.; Kim, S. H.; Hong, C. Y.; Park, S. Y.; Choi, I. G. Biotransformation of (-)-α-pinene and geraniol to alfa-terpineol and p-menthane-3, 8-diol by the white rot fungus, Polyporus brumalis. J. Microbiol. 2015, 53 (7), 462-467.
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.