National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Methacrylic acid - 10415-H


CASRN: 79-41-4

Formula: C4-H6-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2-Methyl-2-propenoic acid (9CI)

Known Uses

Comonomer in emulsion polymers, occurs in roman chamomile. 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  (187641)  Completed 
    •  Equivocal 
  • Salmonella  (637375)  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 
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