National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Nomination Summary for 2-Acetylpyridine (N97028)

2-Acetylpyridine

Specific Substances: 2-Acetylpyridine

Nomination Date: 09/30/1997

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: 2-Acetylpyridine's nomination is based on: 1) potential for occupational or environmental exposures as a result of production or processing; 2) potential for general and consumer population exposures based on its natural occurrence as a flavor/aroma constituent and wide use as a component in processed food products and in aroma therapy; 3) lack of genetic and chronic toxicity test data; and 4) suspicion of carcinogenicity based on pyridyl ketone structure.

NTP Principles: 2, 7

Status: Deferred


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CASRN: 1122-62-9

Agent Name: 2-Acetylpyridine

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