National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m940107

Ethidium bromide - M940107

CASRN: 1239-45-8

Formula: C21-H20-N3.Br

Synonyms/Common Names:

  • HOMODIUM BROMIDE
  • PHENANTHRIDINIUM, 3,8-DIAMINO-5-ETHYL-6-PHENYL-, BROMIDE (8CI)(9CI)

Known Uses:

Reagent of DNA chemistry; DNA interchelating agent for biochemical & molecular biology research. Some reported use as an antiparasitic & antiprotazoic drug in animals; has also been used as a drug or drug precursor.

Nomination Background

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A59443)  Completed 
    • Rats: Fischer 344
    • Male Negative 
  • Micronucleus  (A69208)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A67248)  Completed 
    •  Positive 
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