National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Catechol (N84004)


Specific Substances: p-tert-Butylcatechol, Catechol

Nomination Date: 05/08/1984

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: To complete testing on a class of hydroxybenzene chemicals; both catechol and hydroquinone have been shown recently to be possible proximate carcinogens produced by the metabolism of benzene.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Selected

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 98-29-3

Agent Name: p-tert-Butylcatechol

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CASRN: 120-80-9

Agent Name: Catechol

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