Testing Status of o-Xylene 10454-K


CASRN: 95-47-6

Formula: C8-H10

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,2-Dimethylbenzene (9CI)

Known Uses

Raw material for production. Of plasticizers, dyes, alkyd resins, glass-enforced polyesters, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, motor fuels, solvent, obtained from coal tar (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)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (924471)  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