National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Toluene (technical) - 11617-L

 

CASRN: 108-88-3

Related: TOLUENE (NITRATION GRADE) NTP 10009-V

Formula: C7-H8

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Methyl benzene (technical)

Known Uses

Consumption in 1981 for non-gasoline uses: chemical intermediate for benzene(55.3%),for toluene diisocyanate(7.3%), for benzoic acid(2.5%) and for benzyl chloride(1.5%), solvent(25.7%), other(7.7%). 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

  • Micronucleus  (044232)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
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