National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-m980054

Testing Status of Bixin - M980054

 

CASRN: 6983-79-5

Formula: C25-H30-O4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • CHEBI:3136
  • Methyl (9-cis)-hydrogen-6,6'-diapo-psi,psi-carotenedioate

Known Uses

A coloring agent used in foods.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Nomination Background

Genetic Toxicology

  • Micronucleus  (F68597)  Completed 
    • Mice: B6C3F1
    • Male Negative 
  • Salmonella  (A24885)  Completed 
    •  Positive 
  • Salmonella  (A42709)  Completed 
    •  Positive 

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • varies Hypersensitivity (Topical Application)  (IMM20504)  Completed 
    • Female Mice: BALB/c
    • Dose: 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, OR 12.5%.
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