Title: Sisal
Additional Names: Henequem; yaxci; potosina
Literature References: Agave sisalana Perrine, Amaryllidaceae; one of the plants native to the American desert. Process of treating juice and extracting steroidal material and waxes: Spray, US 3019193 (1962). Habit. Principally the Mexican tableland. Abundant in the Mexican states Yucatan and Chiapas. Constit. Hemp, sapogenins such as hecogenin and tigogenin. Review: Chem. Week 41-48 (April 20, 1957).
CAUTION: The dust is irritating to respiratory tract.
Use: Manuf sisal ropes, steroid intermediates.

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