1st Edition

Monographs in Contact Allergy: Volume 2 Fragrances and Essential Oils

By Anton C. de Groot Copyright 2019
    966 Pages
    by CRC Press

    966 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This second volume in an exciting and detailed series on contact allergens provides monographs of all 181 fragrances and 79 essential oils which have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis, including the indicators for fragrance allergy (fragrance mixes I and II and Myroxylon pereirae resin [Balsam of Peru]) and non-fragrance allergens in botanical products used in the perfume industry. The monographs present: Identification section; Contact allergy (general population, patients with dermatitis, case reports and case series); Cross-reactions; Patch test sensitization; Presence in products and chemical analyses; Other side effects (irritant contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, immediate-type reactions, systemic side effects) and more.

    Key Features:

    • Presents monographs of all known fragrance chemicals and essential oils which have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis
    • Provides a full literature review of relevant topics of allergenic fragrances and essential oils
    • Identifies INCI and IUPAC names, synonyms, CAS and EC numbers, structural formulas, RIFM and Merck Index monographs, SCCS opinions, IFRA and EU restrictions and advises on patch testing
    • Presents an alphabetical list of all synonyms indicating their INCI names
    • Covers an extensive amount of information to benefit dermatologists, allergists, and non-medical professionals involved with the research, development and marketing of fragrances and essential oils



    About the author


    Chapter 1 Introduction


    Chapter 2 Contact allergy to and allergic contact dermatitis from fragrances: a brief review

    Chapter 3 Monographs of fragrance chemicals and extracts that have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis

    Chapter 4 Monographs of chemicals not used as fragrances per se but present as allergens in botanical products used as fragrances


    Chapter 5 Essential oils: General aspects

    Chapter 6 Monographs of essential oils that have caused contact allergy / allergic contact dermatitis


    Chapter 7 List of synonyms of fragrances

    Chapter 8 List of synonyms of essential oils



    1980-2002 dermatologist in private practice in two hospitals in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. PhD 1988: Adverse Reactions to Cosmetics. Author of over 500 publications including 70 book chapters and 14 books, of which 4 are international (mainly for dermatologists) and 10 in Dutch for general practitioners, medical students, skin therapists, podiatrists/pedicures and (parents of) patients with atopic dermatitis. Regularly teaches dermatology to medical students at the University of Groningen. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Dermatitis (specialized in contact allergy). Co-founder and former 10-year Editor-in-Chief of the Dutch Journal for Dermatology and Venereology.

    Anton C. De Groot is an honourary member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, he was specifically recognised for his contributions to the field through his series Monographs in Contact Allergy

    Further information can be found on the author's website www.patchtesting.info

    The part on essential oils greatly benefits from the co-operation with Erich Schmidt, with whom Anton de Groot has already published a reference work on the constituents of essential oil. .... Thus evidently not light-weight – as the book itself – but considering the immense amount of work which went into this reference, it is certainly worth every Pound (or Euro or Dollar).

     - Wolfgang Uter, European Society of Contact Dermatitis

    In Fragrances and Essential Oils, Volume 2, the author has compiled a vast amount of important and up-to-date knowledge in a single volume which undoubtedly will be an essential reference for health practitioners, industry professionals, and scientists with an interest in fragrance-related contact allergy. It is a very complete and indispensable resource.

    - Joanne Nikitakis, Director, Cosmetic Chemistry, The Personal Care Products Council

    The author Anton C. de Groot, dermatologist from the Netherlands, is legendary in writing monographs and overviews of contact allergens of an exceptional standard both detailed and at the same time very operational. He has done it again with this monograph.

    This book is a must-read for health personal involved in patch testing. It is also highly relevant for formulators of fragrance formulas and cosmetics products, risk managers, and relevant authorities with an interest in fragrance contact allergy.

    - Jeanne Duus Johansen, Dermatitis, Volume 30, Number 4, July/August 2019

    This 945-page monograph uniquely summarizes the properties of the known 165 allergenic fragrance chemicals and extracts as well as of 79 essential oils. […]

    The book provides a wealth of valuable information for the non-medical industry, the cosmetics industry, and the cosmetics market. With the publication of this book we once again have access to precise lexical information, which gives us a unique perspective on our patients’ and our own environment, and not incidentally on new groups of allergens causing clinical symptoms, as well.

    - Erzsébet Temesvári, Journal of Hungarian Dermatologists [Translated from the original Hungarian]