National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Polyethylene glycol 200 - 10299-C


CASRN: 25322-68-3

Formula: (C2-H4-O)mult-H2-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • alpha-Hydro-omega-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl)(9CI)

Known Uses

Used to stabilize and dissolve drugs, as emollient, in ointment bases, and suppositories. In solvents and softening agents. 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)

Special Studies

  • C. elegans  (S0931)  Completed 
    • C. elegans

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (325301)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Negative 
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