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RoC Review of Cumene

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Substance Overview

CASRN: 98-82-8
Listing Status: Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen
Profile: Cumene (299KB)
Fact Sheet: Cumene (157KB)

Primary Uses or Exposures

  • An alkylated benzene that is a natural component of petroleum and can also be synthesized from propylene and benzene.
  • Used primarily to produce phenol and acetone (accounting for 98% of all use).
  • People are exposed to cumene via inhalation in workplaces that produce or use cumene, and in gasoline-transport-related jobs.
  • People are exposed to cumene in their everyday lives primarily via breathing contaminated air as a result of its presence in petroleum and petroleum emissions cigarette smoke.

Documents

Documents for Cumene
Date Document
Aug 30, 2012 Concept Document
Oct 05, 2012 Preliminary Literature Search Strategy and List of References
Oct 29, 2012 Final Report on the Cumene (CASRN 98-82-8) Genotoxicity Studies
Sep 25, 2013 RoC Monograph

Meetings & Events

Listing of related events
Date Event Event Type Materials
Mar 21, 2013

Peer Review of Draft RoC Monographs for 1-Bromopropane and Cumene

Peer Review Panels - RoC Monographs
Jun 25, 2013

NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting

Board of Scientific Counselors
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Materials

    NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting Meeting Materials
    June 25, 2013

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  • Minutes
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Public Comments

List of Public Comments for the Report on Carcinogens
Date Received Commenter(s) Affiliation In Response To
Mar 07, 2013 James S. Bus, Ph.D. The Dow Chemical Company Jan 22, 2013 Federal Register notice
Mar 07, 2013 Richard A. Becker, Ph.D., and Jonathan T. Busch American Chemistry Council (ACC) Jan 22, 2013 Federal Register notice
May 14, 2013 Dr. Michael Klein-Boymann CEFIC Phenol & Acetone Producers Sector Group Other

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