National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-142621

Testing Status of Hexanoic acid - 142621

 

CASRN: 142-62-1

Formula: C6-H12-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Caproic acid

Known Uses

Manufacture of esters for artificial flavors, found in butter & other animal fats. 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  (A64828)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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