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Testing Status of Tetrabromo-o-cresol M060040


CASRN: 576-55-6

Formula: C7-H4-Br4-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Phenol, 2,3,4,5-tetrabromo-6-methyl- (9CI)

Known Uses

A preservative in cosmetics, active ingredient in deodorants and disinfectants, and a fungicide in textile materials. It has been identified as a contaminant in river water in Germany.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Comet Assay  (F96846B)  Completed 
    • Mice
  • Micronucleus  (F96846)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A91824)  Completed 
    •  Negative