August 4, 2011

Independent Expert Panel Calls for Information on Fragrance Ingredients Under Review

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N. J., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An independent Expert Panel of interdisciplinary scientists is calling for information on fragrance ingredients from the RIFM Human Health Group Summary on alkyl cyclic ketones. The Expert Panel will review this group in September 2011. Materials representative of this group are:

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1-(3,3-Dimethylcyclohexyl)ethan-1-one - CAS# 25304-14-7

Methyl 2,6,10-trimethylcyclododeca-2,5,9-trien-1-yl ketone - CAS# 28371-99-5

1-(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-Octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)ethanone - CAS#'s 54464-57-2, 68155-66-8, 68155-67-9

1-(5,5-Dimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-4-en-1-one - CAS# 56973-85-4

Acetyl cedrene - CAS# 32388-55-9

1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)pent-1-en-3-one - CAS# 7779-30-8

Information regarding these fragrance materials should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Ladd Smith,, by August 25, 2011 to be considered for the September 2011 meeting. A request to present information in-person, if desired, should be included in the e-mail to Dr. Smith. Information received from interested parties, will be included as part of the background assembled for discussion of these items. Interested party submissions will undergo a formal review and presenters should be willing and prepared to answer questions from the Panel.

The global fragrance industry collectively carries out research on fragrance ingredients through RIFM. An independent, third-party Expert Panel regularly reviews RIFM's research and publishes their evaluations in the peer-reviewed scientific literature available publicly. The Expert Panel opened its process to the public to increase awareness of its activities and enhance dialogue with interested parties. All members of the Expert Panel are listed on the RIFM web site at along with information on the Panel's meetings.

RIFM is the international scientific authority for the safe use of fragrance materials. RIFM generates, evaluates and distributes scientific data on the safety assessment of fragrance raw materials found in personal and household care products. Through extensive research, testing and constant monitoring of all scientific literature available, RIFM maintains its Database as the most comprehensive source worldwide of physical-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological data associated with known fragrance and flavor materials. All of RIFM's scientific findings are evaluated by an independent Expert Panel -- an international group of dermatologists, pathologists, toxicologists, respiratory and environmental scientists. The Expert Panel evaluates the safety of fragrance ingredients under conditions of intended use and publishes their results in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The decisions of the Expert Panel regarding restrictions of use are also published in the IFRA Standards. For more information about RIFM and its activities, visit or e-mail

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SOURCE Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.