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Testing Status of alpha-Hydroxybenzeneacetonitrile 11508-D


CASRN: 532-28-5

Formula: C8-H7-N-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Benzeneacetonitrile, alpha-hydroxy-

Known Uses

Preparation of bitter almond water, suggested anti-cancer constituent of laetrile; obtained from almonds (Merck 1989)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (454827)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelmans, K. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. IV. Results from the testing of 300 chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 11 (Suppl 12) (1988) 1-158
    •  Negative