National Toxicology Program

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Nomination Summary for 2,3-Butanedione (N94304)

2,3-Butanedione

Specific Substances: 2,3-Butanedione

Nomination Date: 07/25/1994

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Human exposures through use as a natural and synthetic flavor additive; some positive mutagenic effects have been reported for this chemical in various short-term genotoxicity test systems.

NTP Principles: 1, 6, 7

Status: Selected


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CASRN: 431-03-8

Agent Name: 2,3-Butanedione

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