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Nomination Summary for Divinylbenzene (N85102)

Nominated Substances: Divinylbenzene

Nomination Date: 10/22/1984

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Divinylbenzene was nominated based on the possibility that it is an impurity in certain preparations of cholestyramine, a chemical used medicinally for extended periods of time to lower blood cholesterol concentrations and also due to its structural relationship to benzene, a known carcinogen, and styrene, a suspected carcinogen.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3, 8

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 1321-74-0

Agent Name: Divinylbenzene