National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer - M040100


CASRN: 62147-49-3

Formula: C6-H12-O6

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone dimer

Known Uses

Used in self-tanning products for coloring the skin through a "browning reaction". Additional uses include intermediate, emulsifier, humectant, plasticizers and fungicides.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A67779)  Completed 
    •  Positive 
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