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Testing Status of Methyl viologen 1910425


CASRN: 1910-42-5

Formula: C12-H14-N2.2Cl

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 4,4'-Bipyridinium, 1,1'-dimethyl-, dichloride (8CI) (9CI)

Known Uses

Herbicide paraquat chloride. 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  (540279)  Completed 
    • Citation: McGregor, D., Brown, A., Cattanach, P., Edwards, I., McBride, D., Riach, C., and Caspary, W. Responses of the L5178Y tk+/tk- mouse lymphoma cell forward mutation assay: III. 72 coded chemicals. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 12 (1988) 85-154
    • Mice
    •  Positive