VOL.: 32 (1983) (p.399)
Chem. Abstr. Name: Fluoranthene, 2-methyl-
Chem. Abstr. Name: Fluoranthene, 3-methyl-
3-Methylfluoranthene was tested in only one experiment in the mouse-skin initiation-promotion assay, and benign skin tumours occurred.
No data on the teratogenicity of these compounds were available.
In the one available study, 2- and 3-methylfluoranthenes were mutagenic to Salmonella typhimurium in the presence of an exogenous metabolic system.
There is inadequate evidence that 2- and 3-methylfluoranthenes are active in short-term tests.
The available data were inadequate to permit an evaluation of the carcinogenicity of 3-methylfluoranthene to experimental animals.
For definition of the italicized terms, see Preamble Evaluation.
Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 66: Group 3)
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations