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Substance Name: Safflower oil [USP]
RN: 8001-23-8


  • An oily liquid extracted from the seeds of the safflower, Carthamus tinctorius. It is used as a dietary supplement in the management of HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA. It is used also in cooking, as a salad oil, and as a vehicle for medicines, paints, varnishes, etc. (Dorland, 28th ed & Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed).
  • TSCA Definition 2022: Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. It consists primarily of the glycerides of the fatty acid linoleic. Carthamus tinctorius).

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Natural Product
  • Pharmaceutic Aid (Vehicle, Oleaginous)
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
  • Tumor Data
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Carthamus tinctorius oil
  • Oils, safflower
  • Safflower oil
  • Safflower oil [USP]

MeSH Heading

  • Safflower oil


  • Carthamus tinctorius oil
  • EINECS 232-276-5
  • Fats and Glyceridic oils, safflower
  • Hi-oleic safflower oil
  • HSDB 5153
  • Liposyn
  • Liposyn 10%
  • Liposyn 20%
  • Oils, glyceridic, safflower
  • Safflower oil
  • Safflower seed oil
  • Thistle oil
  • UNII-65UEH262IS

Systematic Name

  • Safflower oil

Superlist Names

  • Safflower oil
  • Safflower oil [Oil, edible]

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8001-23-8


  • 65UEH262IS

Other Registry Number

  • 84988-98-7

System Generated Number

  • 0008001238


Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal > 50gm/kg (50000mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD691-490,