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Testing Status of Isopentane 78784


CASRN: 78-78-4

Formula: C5-H12

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Butane, 2-methyl- (8CI)(9CI)

Known Uses

Gasoline additive. Solvent. Blowing agent for polystyrene. Chemical intermediate. 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

  • Drosophila  (909032)  Completed 
    • Citation: Foureman, P., Mason, J.M., Valencia, R., Zimmering, S. Chemical Mutagenesis Testing in Drosophila. X. Results of 70 coded compounds tested for the National Toxicology Program. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 23 (1994) 208-227
    • Reciprocal Translocation/Sex-Linked Recessive Lethal Negative 
  • Salmonella  (211868)  Completed 
    •  Negative