National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Eosin - M88154

 

CASRN: 17372-87-1

Formula: C20-H8-Br4-O5.2Na

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Spiro(isobenzofuran-1(3H),9'-(9H)xanthen)-3-one, 2',4',5',7'-tetrabromo-3',6'-dihydroxy-, disodium salt

Known Uses

Reddish yellow dye used in lipstick, nail polish, wool dying, silk, paper, drugs, cosmetics (Merck 1989)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (129225)  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
    •  Positive 
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