National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Benz(a)anthracene - 11113-V

 

CASRN: 56-55-3

Formula: C18-H12

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,2-Benzanthracene

Known Uses

Additive to salt, supplement to poultry & animal feeds, expectorant, anti-fungal agent, use in hypoplastic goiter disinfectant, biological intermediate, occurs in coal tar, roasted coffee, smoked foods (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

  • Mouse Lymphoma  (G16554)  Completed 
    • Citation: Myhr, B.C., and Caspary, W.J. Evaluation of the L5178Y mouse lymphoma cell mutagenesis assay: Intralaboratory results for sixty-three coded chemicals tested at Litton Bionetics, Inc. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 12 (Suppl 13) (1988) 103-194
    • Mice
  • Mouse Lymphoma  (G62003)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mitchell, A.D., Rudd, C.J., and Caspary, W.J. Evaluation of the L5178Y mouse lymphoma cell mutagenesis assay: Intralaboratory results for 63 coded chemicals tested at SRI International. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 12 (Suppl 13) (1988) 37-102
    • Mice
  • Salmonella  (N-9071)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. (1984) Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. I. Tests with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli using a standardized protocol. Environ. Mutagen. 6 (Suppl. 2): 1-251.
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. I. Tests with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli using a standardized protocol Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 6 (Suppl 2) (1984) 1-251
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