National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of 5,6-Benzoflavone - M990062


CASRN: 6051-87-2

Formula: C19-H12-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • beta-Naphthoflavone
  • 3-Phenyl-1H-naphtho(2,1-b)pyran-1-one

Known Uses

Used to induce microsomal enzymes prepared for mutagenicity assays. Being investigated as potential chemopreventive agent.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Nomination Background

Special Studies

  • C. elegans  (W99062)  Completed 
    • C. elegans

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A61385)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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