It can be used to induce apoptosis in cell cultures. It is also used as an antimicrobial agent. It is used in perfumes and as a flavoring agent.
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해저드 설명서 (EU): H319
Causes serious eye irritation.
주의 설명서: P305+P351+P338
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.