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Testing Status of Hydroquinone dimethyl ether 10603-D


CASRN: 150-78-7

Formula: C8-H10-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,4-Dimethoxybenzene (9CI)

Known Uses

Weathering agent in paints & plastics, fixative in perfumes & dyes, resin intermediate, flavoring agent in beverages, baked goods & candy, fragrance for perfumes, cosmetics, occurs in oils of hyacinth (food, cosm tox). 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  (718374)  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