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Substance Name: Chenopodium oil
RN: 8006-99-3
UNII: 3009681U6R


  • Extractives and their physically modified derivatives. Chenopodium ambrosioides, Chenopodiaceae.
  • From American wormseed Chenopodium ambrosoides; contains over 65% of the active principle, the terpene ascaridole; induced hepatocellular carcinomas in 23% of the Egyptian toad, Bufo regularis.

Classification Codes

  • Natural Product
  • Skin / Eye Irritant
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Chenopodium oil
  • Oil of chenopodium


  • Oil of American wormseed
  • Oil of chenopodium
  • UNII-3009681U6R

Systematic Names

  • Chenopodium oil
  • Oils, chenopodium

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8006-99-3


  • 3009681U6R

System Generated Number

  • 0008006993


Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
rabbit LD50 skin 415mg/kg (415mg/kg)   Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 14, Pg. 713, 1976.
rat LD50 oral 255mg/kg (255mg/kg)   Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 14, Pg. 713, 1976.