National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m040101

Testing Status of Arbutin - M040101

 

CASRN: 497-76-7

Formula: C12-H16-O7

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Hydroquinone-beta-D-glucopyranoside
  • 4-Hydroxyphenyl beta-D-glucopyranoside
  • Ursin
  • Uvasol

Known Uses

Herbal dietary supplement; the leaves and leaf extracts are used in non-prescription medicinal products mainly to treat urinary tract infection, cystitis, kidney stones, and as a diuretic; in cosmetic skin-lightening products. Also used as a stabilizer for color photographic images.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Nomination Background

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A18867)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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