National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Carminic acid - 11089-T


CASRN: 1260-17-9

Formula: C22-H20-O13

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 7-beta-D-Glucopyranosyl-9,10-dihydro-3,5,6,8-tetrahydroxy-1-methyl-9,10-dioxo-2-anthracenecarboxylic acid

Known Uses

Fabric dye, food color, in pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, occurs in certain insects (Merck 1989)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A25917)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (078959)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive 
  • Salmonella  (590675)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive 
  • Salmonella  (861210)  Completed 
    •  Weakly Positive 
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