National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of m-Xylene - 10520-C

 

CASRN: 108-38-3

Formula: C8-H10

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,3-Dimethylbenzene (9CI)

Known Uses

Solvent, intermediate For dyes & organic synthesis, insecticides, aviation fuel, manufacture polyester & alkyl resins, chemical intermediate for isophthalonitrile, 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  (635473)  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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