National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m910018

Testing Status of Maleic acid - M910018

 

CASRN: 110-16-7

Formula: C4-H4-O4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2-Butenedioic acid (Z)-

Known Uses

Used to retard rancidity of fats & oils, in manufacture resins, dying wools, cotton & silk, preparing antihistamines & drugs (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  (314373)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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