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Administrative data

basic toxicokinetics in vivo
Type of information:
other: Expert Statement
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Justification for type of information:
According to the REACH-regulation all available information should be evaluated without requiring specific studies.

Data source

Reference Type:
other: Expert statement
Evaluation and Assessment of the Basic Toxicokinetic Properties of C.I. Pigment Yellow 180
Report date:

Materials and methods

Results and discussion

Toxicokinetic / pharmacokinetic studies

Details on absorption:
A prerequisite for a relevant absorption is that the substance can be dissolved in either aque-ous (e.g., gastrointestinal fluid, blood plasma, sweat) or lipophilic (e.g., lipoproteins, lipid membranes, triglycerides) media or in both. PY 180 can be considered insoluble because it has an extremely low solubility in water and n-octanol. Therefore, it is unlikely that PY 180 becomes systemically bioavailable after oral, dermal or inhalation exposure.
Based on the sub-acute oral toxicity study with C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 absorption of toxi-cologically significant amounts via the gastrointestinal tract is considered unlikely, since C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 did not show any effects on inner organs and blood or urine.
The skin sensitisation studies with C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 indicate no local dermal bioa-vailability. Systemic availability also seems to be negligible after dermal exposure since no systemic signs of intoxication were seen after occlusive administration of 500 mg C.I. Pig-ment Yellow 180 per kg body weight in rabbits in the acute dermal irritation study.
Dermal absorption is, therefore, considered unlikely
In the unlikely event of exposure to aerosolized pigment in respirable form, the substance is considered to behave like an inert dust. Therefore, the deposited pigment particles will mostly be cleared from the lung via the mucocilliary transport. As the pigment will not dis-solve in the lung surfactant, the only way the pigment can enter the body is via phagocyto-sis of pigment particles by lung macrophages followed by migration of the macrophages into the interstitium and into the draining lymph nodes. However, the internal dose deliv-ered via this mechanism can be considered negligible.
Details on distribution in tissues:
The Combined Repeated Dose Toxicity Study with the Reproduction/Developmental Toxici-ty Screening Test with the analogue substance C.I. Pigment Orange 36 did not indicate any relevant histopathological changes in any of the investigated organs. This may indicate that the pigment either does not affect special organs as targets, i.e., is non-toxic, or is not distrib-uted within the body in significant amounts. As indicated above, the physico-chemical pa-rameters of the pigment support the conclusion that the pigment is not absorbed into the body and thus does not become systemically available. There were also no other signs of deposition of the pigment in any organ including excretory organs, like the kidney, indicating that even exposure to high doses of the pigment does not lead to bioaccumulation in special compartments of the body.
Based on the available information on absorption distribution of the test material in the body in significant amounts is unlikely and specific hotspots of distribution cannot be identified.
Thus, it is concluded, that C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 is not systemically available at relevant concentrations within the organism.
There were no signs of bioaccumulation of the test material. This view is supported by the physical-chemical properties (solubility in water and octanol).
Details on excretion:
Considering the physico-chemical properties and the molecular structure and molecular size of the material and the absence of any indication of absorption and/or metabolism it is as-sumed that excretion, if any, is likely to occur via faeces. This notion is confirmed by the discoloration of faeces observed in the subacute study as the only alteration.

Metabolite characterisation studies

Details on metabolites:
Since the solution of the substance in cellular fluid or cellular membranes is a prerequisite for its metabolism, it is unlikely that the insoluble pigment becomes accessible for metabo-lizing systems in relevant amounts.
The results of the mutagenicity tests provide useful indications for qualitative consideration of the metabolic fate of C.I. Pigment Yellow 180. In the mutagenicity tests, the pigment proved to be non-mutagenic in the absence as well as in the presence of an exogenous me-tabolizing system, indicating that the pigments are not converted into toxic or genotoxic metabolites. This conclusion is also supported by the lack of any morphological and histo-pathological changes of organs involved in xenobiotic metabolism, such as the liver, in the Combined Repeated Dose Toxicity Study with the Reproduction/ Develop-mental Toxicity Screening Test with C.I. Pigment Orange 36. Furthermore, the missing skin or eye irritating or skin sensitizing properties argue against any interaction with biological material.
Therefore, C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 is considered to just pass through the intestinal tract without significant metabolism.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Based on all available data, C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 does not exhibit conspicuous toxicoki-netic behaviour in the sense of accumulative and/or delayed effects with regard to the indi-vidual parameters absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
The results from studies with dermal exposure indicate that C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 has a no relevant dermal absorptive potential. C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 is also most probably not absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract in significant amounts.
Indications of an intense metabolism or a bio-accumulative potential do not exist as no tox-icity occurred. Additionally, no systemic effects were observed in the subacute oral toxicity study, which points to no bio-accumulation potential and complete excretion of all possibly available C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 and/or metabolites.
Executive summary:

Based on the available data base on C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 relevant information exists to make a qualitative evaluation of the toxicokinetic profile of this compound. This is in line with animal welfare considerations because additional animal tests can be avoided by such an evaluation. The available data have been generated with nano material.


The results of basic toxicity testing give no reason to anticipate unusual characteristics regarding the toxicokinetics of C.I. Pigment Yellow 180. The data indicate that there is no relevant dermal absorption. C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 is not absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract in toxicologically significant amounts. Indications of a bio-accumulative potential as well as metabolism towards genotoxic sub-structures do not exist. Excretion of small amounts of possibly systemically available C.I. Pigment Yellow 180 and/or metabolites via faeces is likely.