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Description of key information

A read across from a reliable 13 week dietary study in rats using hexan-1-ol reported a NOAEL of 1127 mg/kg (Scientific Associates Inc., 1966). The results of this key study are supported by a reliable three week feeding study in rats using hexan-1-ol which reported a NOAEL of approximately 1000 mg/kg bw/day (Moody 1978 ). 

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Repeated dose toxicity: via oral route - systemic effects

Endpoint conclusion
Dose descriptor:
NOAEL
1 127 mg/kg bw/day

Additional information

The read across 13 week feeding study using hexan-1-ol (Scientific Associates Inc., 1966) is chosen as the basis for classification because it is of longer study duration than the other available study (Moody 1978).

Chronic and sub-chronic toxicity studies have shown that long chain alcohols (LCA) are of low toxicity. Furthermore, combined repeated-dose studies with developmental endpoints, as well as reproductive and developmental studies showed no effects at the highest dose tested.

Rather than having separate values for the three endpoints, one endpoint ¿systemic effects¿ has been used instead. Since the NOAELs do not vary greatly across the category, one key study has been chosen as being representative of the whole category.

 

C6, Hexanol has been chosen as the category representative because shorter chain molecules are usually regarded as more toxic when compared to structural analogues with longer carbon chain lengths.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the NOAEL of 1127 mg/kg, 2-methyl-1-heptanol does not require classification.