National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of beta-Butyrolactone - M88204


CASRN: 36536-46-6

Formula: C4-H6-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 4-Methyl-2-oxetanone

Known Uses

Intermediate in organic synthesis, solvent, constituent of paint removers

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (620071)  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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