National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Oxalic acid - 10049-C

 

CASRN: 144-62-7

Formula: C2-H2-O4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ethanedioic acid (9CI)

Known Uses

Analytical reagent; calico printing & dyeing; cleaning wood; manufacture oxalates; ceramics & pigments; paper industry, photography; rubber manufacture industry; making glucose from starch; condensing agent in organic chemistry; auto radiator cleaner, plant constituent; naturally occurring in food. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (596374)  Completed 
    • Citation: Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Mortelmans, K., Speck, W., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity test results for 250 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 5 (Suppl 1) (1983) 3-142
    •  Negative 

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • 120 day minimum Continuous Breeding (Legacy) (Dosed-Water)  (RACB84064)  Completed 
    • Citation: Oxalic Acid: Reproduction and Fertility Assessment in CD-1 Mice When Administered in Drinking Water
    • Male and Female Mice: Swiss
    • Dose: N/A; 0, .05, .1, .2%; N/A; N/A; .
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