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Nomination Summary for Phenylglyoxal (N95028)

Nominated Substances: Phenylglyoxal

Nomination Date: 07/05/1995

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: There is potential for phenylglyoxal exposure to humans based on its wide use as a reagent in industry, academia, & clinical labs. In addition, it is proposed that is be used as an antimicrobial agent. It has been shown to be mutagenic. Phenylglyoxal is a member of the ketoaldehydes chemical class which has not been adequately tested for carcinogenicity.

NTP Principles: not specified

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 1074-12-0

Agent Name: Phenylglyoxal