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Testing Status of Benzimidazole M200002


CASRN: 51-17-2

Formula: C7-H6-N2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Benzoglyoxaline
  • 1H-Benzimidazole
  • N,N'-Methenyl-o-phenylenediamine

Known Uses

Formerly studied as muscle relaxant. 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  (785028)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative