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Testing Status of Diacetone alcohol M930035


CASRN: 123-42-2

Formula: C6-H12-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetonyldimethylcarbinol
  • DAA
  • Diketone alcohol
  • 4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone
  • 2-Menthyl-2-Pentanol-4-One
  • 2-Pentanone, 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-
  • Tyranton

Known Uses

Ketone solvent widely used in industry for coatings applications; preservative in pharmaceutical preparations & animal tissues; component of acrylic primer composition for thermoplastics & protective coating formulations for photo film. 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  (A13216)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A89957)  Completed 
    •  Negative