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Testing Status of Acetic acid 64197


CASRN: 64-19-7

Formula: C2-H4-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Ethanoic acid

Known Uses

Manufacture of various acetates, acetyl compounds for textiles, plastics and rubber in tanning, as laundry sour, printing calico, dying silk, acidulant and preservative in foods, solvent for gums, resins, volatile oils, pharmaceutic aid (Merck). 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)

Special Studies

  • C. elegans  (S0944)  Completed 
    • C. elegans

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (393868)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative