SantalIff (IFF)

 7,95 incl. VAT  6,57excl. VAT


SantalIff (IFF) is an aromachemical for use in, for example, perfume, cosmetics, soap and air fresheners.


Please read all information below and the general product information before purchasing.
Not intended for use in food, vape liquids or other internal use.
Intended to be mixed with other fragrances: on its own the scent can be dull or even unpleasant.
Do not use undiluted on the skin: it is a raw material, not a finished product.


SantalIff (IFF) has a scent reminiscent of sandalwood. The scent is not particularly strong, undiluted use is common. Typical use is in wood accords, especially sandalwood. You usually use between 0,1% and 10% of this substance in the fragrance composition. It is first and foremost a substitute for sandalwood essential oil. The scent is not the same, but it is very close. For that reason, it can often replace the oil on a one-to-one basis. In perfumes it is mainly a base note, it is stable in most products, including soap.


SantalIff (IFF) is a colourless to pale yellow liquid at room temperature. The purity is at least 92% (cis + trans isomer) and the substance has a fairly long shelf life. It does not occur in nature, it is a synthetic substance. This is largely based on vegetable raw materials. The manufacturer is the American IFF. The same molecule is also sold under the names Hindinol (Takasago), Sandal Mysore core, Sandaxol and a few more.

This fragrance will not smell good to everyone: especially in its pure form and without other fragrances. It is also conceivable that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't, one batch works and the other batch doesn't.

Technical details

Density: 0,92
Log p: 4,7
Vapor pressure: 0,003 Pa
Melting point: - 20 °C
Boiling point: 290 °C
Molar mass: 194

Store in a cool, dry, dark place and out of the reach of children.


The 10 and 50 ml packaging is made of brown glass with a black cap. The 250 g and 1 kg packaging is made of aluminium with a white cap. Closing is always with regular caps, for dosing small quantities we recommend the use of plastic pipettes.


This fragrance is largely made from renewable raw materials, the percentage of renewable carbon is 77%. The degradability in the environment is poor. SantalIff (IFF) can be a sustainable replacement for sandalwood essential oil, however, provided the sandalwood oil is optimally produced, the essential oil may still be a better (but much more expensive) choice.


SantalIff (IFF) is classified as a hazardous substance, with the following characteristics:

H315 - Causes skin irritation.
H319 - Causes serious eye irritation.
H411 - Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

An allergic reaction to this substance is unusual, but cannot be ruled out.


Item number: 23036
Dutch name: SantalIff (IFF)
EC number: 248-907-2
EU CAS number: 28219-60-5
CAS number TSCA: 28219-60-5
UN number: 3082


10 ml, 50 ml, 250 g, 1 kg