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Testing Status of Ethidium bromide M940107


CASRN: 1239-45-8

Formula: C21-H20-N3.Br

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Homodium bromide
  • Phenanthridinium, 3,8-diamino-5-ethyl-6-phenyl-, bromide (8CI)(9CI)

Known Uses

Reagent of DNA chemistry; DNA interchelating agent for biochemical & molecular biology research. Some reported use as an antiparasitic & antiprotazoic drug in animals; has also been used as a drug or drug precursor.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (A59443)  Completed 
    • Rats: Fischer 344
    • Male Negative 
  • Micronucleus  (A69208)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A67248)  Completed 
    •  Positive