National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Terephthalic acid - 10479-W

 

CASRN: 100-21-0

Formula: C8-H6-O4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid (9CI)

Known Uses

Used as a reagent for alkali in wools, additive to poultry feed, in manufacture of plastics, polyester fibers. 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  (000781)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Haworth, S., Mortelmans, K., and Speck, W. Mutagenicity testing of Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate and related chemicals in Salmonella Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 7 (1985) 213-232
    •  Negative 
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