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Testing Status of Tetradecanoic acid M20418


CASRN: 544-63-8

Formula: C14-H28-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Myristic acid (8CI)

Known Uses

In soaps and perfumes, food additive, occurs in nutmeg, palm oils, milk fat (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  (072416)  Completed 
    • 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
    •  Negative