National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of n-Propanol - 71238


CASRN: 71-23-8

Formula: C3-H8-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1-Propanol (9CI)

Known Uses

Synthetic flavor. Solvent for vegetable oils, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics. Antiseptic agent. Feed additive for cattle, obtained from fuel oil (Merck 1989). Naturally occurring in food. 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)

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • 1 to 19 GD (sperm = 0 days) Conventional Teratology (Inhalation)  (T0019)  Completed 
    • Female Rats: Sprague Dawley
    • Dose: 3500, 7000, 10000 PPM.
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