National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Methane - 74828


CASRN: 74-82-8

Formula: C-H4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Methyl hydride

Known Uses

Constituent of natural gas. Chemical intermediate. Source of petrochemicals and synthetic proteins. 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  (297396)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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