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EC number: 218-691-4
CAS number: 2216-52-6
Open Epicutaneous test was conducted in guinea pigs (male and female) to determine the skin sensitization potential of the test chemical.
The pretest was performed to determine the primary irritating threshold concentration of test substances at various concentrations (e.g, 100, 30, 10 and 3%). In this test, a single application of 0.025 ml of each test concentration was simultaneously performed on one of the areas measuring 2 cm2 of the flank skin previously clipped and marked with a circular stamp. Reactions are read 24 h after the application of the test material.
On day 1 during induction, 0.1 ml of undiluted test chemical was applied to an area measuring 8 cm2 on the clipped flank skin of the guinea pigs. The applications are repeated daily for 3 weeks or done 5 times weekly during 4 weeks, usually on the same skin sites. The application sites were left uncovered and the reactions, if continuous daily applications were performed, can be read 24 h after each application, or at the end of each week.
To determine whether or not contact sensitization was induced, all groups of guinea pigs previously treated for 21 days, as well as 10 untreated, or only pretreated with the vehicle, controls are tested on days 21 and 35 on the contralateral flank with the test material. This test was performed by applying with a pipette 0.025 ml of chemical to skin areas measuring 2 cm2. The reactions were read after 24, 48 and/or 72h.
The test chemical failed to induce dermal sensitization reactions in guinea pigs after the challenge exposure.
Hence,the test chemical can be considered to be not sensitizing.
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