RIFM fragrance ingredient safety assessment, phenylethyl anthranilate, CAS Registry Number 133-18-6

A. M. Api, D. Belsito, D. Botelho, M. Bruze, G. A. Burton, J. Buschmann, M. L. Dagli, M. Date, W. Dekant, C. Deodhar, M. Francis, A. D. Fryer, L. Jones, K. Joshi, S. La Cava, A. Lapczynski, D. C. Liebler, D. O'Brien, A. Patel, T. M. PenningG. Ritacco, J. Romine, N. Sadekar, D. Salvito, T. W. Schultz, I. G. Sipes, G. Sullivan, Y. Thakkar, Y. Tokura, S. Tsang

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The existing information supports the use of this material as described in this safety assessment. Phenylethyl anthranilate was evaluated for genotoxicity, repeated dose toxicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, local respiratory toxicity, phototoxicity/photoallergenicity, skin sensitization, and environmental safety. Data from phenylethyl anthranilate and the read-across analog cinnamyl anthranilate (CAS # 87-29-6) show that phenylethyl anthranilate is not expected to be genotoxic. The skin sensitization endpoint was completed using the DST for non-reactive materials (900 μg/cm2); exposure is below the DST. The reproductive and local respiratory toxicity endpoints were evaluated using the TTC for a Cramer Class II material, and the exposure to phenylethyl anthranilate is below the TTC (0.009 mg/kg/day and 0.47 mg/day, respectively). Data on read-across analogs phenethyl alcohol (CAS # 60-12-8) and anthranilic acid (CAS # 118-92-3) provide a calculated MOE >100 for the repeated dose and developmental toxicity endpoints. The phototoxicity/photoallergenicity endpoints were evaluated based on UV spectra; phenylethyl anthranilate is not expected to be phototoxic/photoallergenic. The environmental endpoints were evaluated; phenylethyl anthranilate was found not to be PBT as per the IFRA Environmental Standards, and its risk quotients, based on its current volume of use in Europe and North America (i.e., PEC/PNEC), are <1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111470
JournalFood and Chemical Toxicology
StatePublished - Oct 15 2020


  • Developmental, and reproductive toxicity
  • Environmental safety
  • Genotoxicity
  • Hototoxicity/photoallergenicity
  • Local respiratory toxicity
  • Repeated dose
  • Skin sensitization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Toxicology


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