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Testing Status of Quercetin 10161-R


CASRN: 117-39-5

Formula: C15-H10-O7

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one (9CI)

Known Uses

Capillary protectant (Merck 1989). 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)

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • 2 years (Dosed-Feed)  (C60106)  Completed 
    • TR-409 (NIH Number: 92-3140)  (Peer Review Approval 03/12/1991A )
      Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of Quercetin (CASRN 117-39-5) in F344 Rats (Feed Studies)
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Carcinogenesis Results
      • Male Rats Some Evidence 
      • Female Rats No Evidence 
    • Dose: RATS ONLY:0, 1000, 10000, 40000 PPM/50 PER GROUP.

Genetic Toxicology

  • In Vitro Cytogenetics (CA/SCE)  (305922)  Completed 
    • Sister Chromatid Exchange Positive 
    • Chromosome Aberrations Positive 
  • Salmonella  (200400)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Positive