National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m88108

Testing Status of Eicosane - M88108

 

CASRN: 112-95-8

Formula: C20-H42

Known Uses

In cosmetics, lubricants, and plasticizers. Raw material in manufacture of chlorinated paraffin, naturally occurring in peanut, fish & vegetable oils (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  (808908)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Negative 
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