ATSDR - Toxic Substances - Isophorone
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Isophorone

CAS ID #: 78-59-1

Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver)

Cancer Classification: None

Chemical Classification: None

Summary: Isophorone is a clear liquid that smells like peppermint. It can be dissolved in water and evaporates somewhat faster than water. It is an industrial chemical used as a solvent in some printing inks, paints, lacquers, and adhesives. It is also used as an intermediate in the production of certain chemicals. Although isophorone is an industrial chemical, it also occurs naturally in cranberries.

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