National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of 2-Methyl-1,3-benzenediol - M940122

 

CASRN: 608-25-3

Formula: C7-H8-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 4H-1-Benzopyran-4-one, 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-3,5,7-trihydroxy-, dihydrate (9CI)
  • 2-Methylresorcinol

Known Uses

Reagent for certain carbohydrates (beet sugar, lignin, pentoses, etc); in hair dyes. 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

  • Micronucleus  (A09957)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A05153)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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