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Substance Name: Sesame oil [JAN:NF]
RN: 8008-74-0


  • The refined fixed oil obtained from the seed of one or more cultivated varieties of Sesamum indicum. It is used as a solvent and oleaginous vehicle for drugs and has been used internally as a laxative and externally as a skin softener. It is used also in the manufacture of margarine, soap, and cosmetics. (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 acids linoleic, oleic, palmetic and stearic. (Sesamum indicum).

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

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

Name of Substance

  • Gingilli oil
  • Oils, sesame
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame oil [JAN:NF]

MeSH Heading

  • Sesame oil


  • Caswell No. 733
  • EINECS 232-370-6
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 072401
  • Gingelly oil
  • Gingely oil
  • Gingilli oil
  • HSDB 7221
  • Oleum sesami
  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seed oil
  • Sesamum indicum oil
  • Sextra
  • Teel oil

Systematic Names

  • Fats and Glyceridic oils, sesame
  • Oils, glyceridic, sesame
  • Oils, sesame
  • Sesame oil

Superlist Names

  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame oil [Oil, edible]
  • Sesame seed oil

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 8008-74-0


  • QX10HYY4QV

Other Registry Number

  • 90106-86-8

System Generated Number

  • 0008008740


Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LD50 intraperitoneal > 50gm/kg (50000mg/kg)   National Technical Information Service. Vol. AD691-490,
rabbit LD50 intravenous 678ug/kg (0.678mg/kg)   Acta Pharmacologica et Toxicologica. Vol. 45, Pg. 352, 1979.
rabbit LD50 skin > 2gm/kg (2000mg/kg)   Journal of the American College of Toxicology. Vol. 12(3), Pg. 261, 1993.