National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Isobutyl alcohol - 78831


CASRN: 78-83-1

Formula: C4-H10-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1-Propanol, 2-methyl- (9CI)

Known Uses

Flavor in candy and baked goods, in perfumes, intermediate For plasticizers, produced by fermentation of carbohydrates, present in fusel 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)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (484148)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelmans, K. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. IV. Results from the testing of 300 chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 11 (Suppl 12) (1988) 1-158
    •  Negative 
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