National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Sulfolane (N21201)


Specific Substances: Sulfolane

Nomination Date: 09/07/2011

Nominator: Mayor Luke Hopkins, Fairbanks North Star Borough

Rationale: High production volume and use in oil and gas refining; public concern related to groundwater contamination in Alaska; inadequate data to evaluate potential adverse health effects from long-term exposures

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 126-33-0

Agent Name: Sulfolane

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