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Testing Status of n-Butane M88065


CASRN: 106-97-8

Formula: C4-H10

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Butylhydride
  • Methylethylmethane

Known Uses

Gasoline additive. Home fuel. Chemical intermediate. Food additive. In manufacture of synthetic rubbers. Refrigerant. Aerosol propellant. Occurs in coal tar (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

  • Drosophila  (259323)  Completed 
    • Citation: Foureman, P., Mason, J.M., Valencia, R., Zimmering, S. Chemical Mutagenesis Testing in Drosophila. X. Results of 70 coded compounds tested for the National Toxicology Program. Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 23 (1994) 208-227
    • Reciprocal Translocation/Sex-Linked Recessive Lethal Negative 
  • Salmonella  (295295)  Completed 
    •  Negative