Testing Status of Phenanthrene M200045

 

CASRN: 85-01-8

Formula: C14-H10

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Phenanthrene, pure

Known Uses

High temp. Lubricant, manufacture of explosives & dyes, biological research, occurs in coal tar, smoked foods (Merck 1989). 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  (813216)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. (1984) Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. I. Tests with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli using a standardized protocol. Environ. Mutagen. 6 (Suppl. 2): 1-251.
    • 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
    •  Weakly Positive 
  • Salmonella  (N-9017)  Completed 
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. (1984) Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. I. Tests with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli using a standardized protocol. Environ. Mutagen. 6 (Suppl. 2): 1-251.
    • Citation: Dunkel, V., Zeiger, E., Brusick, D., McCoy, E., McGregor, D., Mortelmans, K., Rosenkranz, H., and Simmon, V. Reproducibility of microbial mutagenicity assays. I. Tests with Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli using a standardized protocol Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 6 (Suppl 2) (1984) 1-251

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • 28 days Immunotoxicity (Gavage)  (I20045)  Report in Review 
    • Immunosuppression Study
    • Female Mice: B6C3F1/N
    • Dose: 0, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, or 800 mg/kg/day.