National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of n-Pentane - M88080

 

CASRN: 109-66-0

Formula: C5-H12

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Pentane, all isomers

Known Uses

Fuel, propellant, coatings, in dry cleaning, solvent, liquid grain fumigant, occurs in petroleum (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  (502864)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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