National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Maltol - M20103

 

CASRN: 118-71-8

Formula: C6-H6-O3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 4H-Pyran-4-one, 3-hydroxy-2-methyl- (9CI)

Known Uses

Flavoring agent in baking products. 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

  • Drosophila  (224301)  Completed 
    • Reciprocal Translocation/Sex-Linked Recessive Lethal Negative 
  • Drosophila  (819763)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mason, J.M., Valencia, R., and Zimmering, S. Chemical mutagenesis testing in Drosophila. VIII. Reexamination of equivocal results. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (1992) 227-234
    • Reciprocal Translocation/Sex-Linked Recessive Lethal Negative 
  • Salmonella  (944206)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Weakly Positive 
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