National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for MX [3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2-furanone] (N94313)

MX [3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2-furanone]

Specific Substances: 3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone(MX)

Nomination Date: 09/09/1994

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Potential for widespread human exposure as a byproduct of water chlorination; mutagen in Salmonella.

NTP Principles: 1, 2

Status: Selected

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CASRN: 77439-76-0

Agent Name: 3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone(MX)

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