Testing Status of o-Phenylphenol 10439-P


CASRN: 90-43-7

Formula: C12-H10-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • (1,1'-Biphenyl)-2-ol (9CI)

Known Uses

Fungicide. Germicide. Household disinfectant. Preservative in water-oil emulsions. Dish-washing formulations, rubber industry. Produced from coal tars. 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)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 14-Day (Topical Application)  (C50351)  Completed 
    • Mice: Swiss

Long-Term Carcinogenicity

  • 2 years (Topical Application)  (C50351)  Report Complete 
    • TR-301 (NIH Number: 86-2557)  (Peer Review Approval 03/29/1985A )
      Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Studies of ORTHO-Phenylphenol (CASRN 90-43-7) Alone and with 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (CASRN 57-97-6) in Swiss CD-1 Mice (Dermal Studies)
    • Mice: Swiss
    • Carcinogenesis Results
      • Male Mice No Evidence 
      • Female Mice No Evidence 
    • Dose: 55.5 MG/0.1 ML/50 PER GROUP.

Genetic Toxicology

  • In Vitro Cytogenetics (CA/SCE)  (913440)  Completed 
    • Sister Chromatid Exchange Weakly Positive 
    • Chromosome Aberrations Negative 
  • Drosophila  (589891)  Completed 
    • Citation: Woodruff, R.C., Mason, J.M., Valencia, R., and Zimmering, S. Chemical mutagenesis testing in Drosophila: V. Results of 53 coded compounds tested for the National Toxicology Program. Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 7 (1985) 677-702
    • Reciprocal Translocation/Sex-Linked Recessive Lethal Negative 
  • Mouse Lymphoma  (550257)  Completed 
    • Mice
    •  Positive 
  • Mouse Lymphoma  (904368)  Completed 
    • Mice
    •  Positive 
  • Salmonella  (470644)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
  • Salmonella  (747588)  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
    •  Weakly Positive