National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Nitroethane - 10852-Y

 

CASRN: 79-24-3

Formula: C2-H5-N-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ethane, nitro-

Known Uses

Military propellant, solvent in organic synthesis (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  (566172)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Negative 
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