National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for N-Methylforamide (N87103)


Specific Substances: N-Methylformamide

Nomination Date: 05/00/1987

Nominator: Environmental Defense Fund

Rationale: N-methylformamide (MMF) is a photolytic decomposition product of the aquatic herbicide, fluridone, which is used in swimming pools and reservoirs. Present in significant amounts in synthetic fiber manufacture. It has been used in clinical trials for cancer treatment.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3, 4

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 123-39-7

Agent Name: N-Methylformamide

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