National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Nomination Summary for Pennyroyal (N98007)


Specific Substances: Menthofuran, Pulegone

Nomination Date: 01/00/1998

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: The nomination of pulegone and menthofuran for testing is based on the potential for human exposure and the absence of carcinogenicity data. Pulegone is a major constituent of pennyroyal and menthofuran is one of the metabolites of pulegone.

NTP Principles: 1, 2

Status: Selected

Agents and Status

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CASRN: 494-90-6

Agent Name: Menthofuran

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CASRN: 89-82-7

Agent Name: Pulegone

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