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Acute toxicity: via oral route

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Reference
Endpoint:
acute toxicity: oral
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
This study was conducted between 02 August 2017 and 28 August 2017
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Reliability 1 is assigned because the study conducted according to OECD TG 420 in compliance with GLP, without deviations that influence the quality of the results.
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 420 (Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Method)
Version / remarks:
2001
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
EU Method B.1 bis (Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Procedure)
Version / remarks:
EC NO. 440/2008
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Test type:
fixed dose procedure
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Information as provided by the Sponsor.
Identification: 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol, oligomeric reaction products with 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane, reaction products with triethylenetetramine
Batch: #01725
Purity: 100% UVCB
Physical state/Appearance: pale yellow paste
Expiry Date: 01 September 2021
Storage Conditions: room temperature in the dark
Species:
rat
Strain:
Wistar
Remarks:
RccHan™:WIST
Sex:
female
Details on test animals or test system and environmental conditions:
Female Wistar (RccHan™:WIST) strain rats were supplied by Envigo RMS (UK) Limited, Oxon, UK. On receipt the animals were randomly allocated to cages. The females were nulliparous and non pregnant. After an acclimatization period of at least 5 days the animals were selected at random and given a number unique within the study by indelible ink marking on the tail and a number written on a cage card. At the start of the study the animals were 8 to 12 weeks of age. The body weight variation did not exceed ±20% of the mean body weight at the start of treatment.

Animal Care and Husbandry
The animals were housed in groups of up to four in suspended solid floor polypropylene cages furnished with woodflakes. With the exception of an overnight fast immediately before dosing and for approximately 3 to 4 hours after dosing, free access to mains drinking water and food (2014C Teklad Global Rodent diet supplied by Envigo RMS (UK) Limited, Oxon, UK) was allowed throughout the study. The diet, drinking water and bedding were routinely analyzed and were considered not to contain any contaminants that would reasonably be expected to affect the purpose or integrity of the study.
The temperature and relative humidity were set to achieve limits of 19 to 25 °C and 30 to 70% respectively. The rate of air exchange was at least fifteen changes per hour and the lighting was controlled by a time switch to give 12 hours continuous light and 12 hours darkness.
The animals were provided with environmental enrichment items which were considered not to contain any contaminant of a level that might have affected the purpose or integrity of the study.
Route of administration:
oral: gavage
Vehicle:
water
Details on oral exposure:
For the purpose of the study the test item was freshly prepared, as required, as a solution in distilled water.
The test item was formulated within 2 hours of being applied to the test system. It is assumed that the formulation was stable for this duration.
No analysis was conducted to determine the homogeneity, concentration or stability of the test item formulation. This is an exception with regard to GLP and has been reflected in the GLP compliance statement.
Doses:
300 and 2000 mg/kg
No. of animals per sex per dose:
1 rat - 2000 mg/kg
5 rats - 300 mg/kg
Control animals:
no
Details on study design:
Study Design
In the absence of data regarding the toxicity of the test item, 300 mg/kg was chosen as the starting dose.
A single animal was treated as follows:
Dose Level (mg/kg) Concentration (mg/mL) Dose Volume (mL/kg) Number of Rats
300 30 10 1

In the absence of toxicity at a dose level of 300 mg/kg, an additional animal was treated as follows:
Dose Level (mg/kg) Concentration (mg/mL) Dose Volume (mL/kg) Number of Rats
2000 200 10 1

Due to mortality at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg, an additional group of animals was treated as follows:
Dose Level (mg/kg) Concentration (mg/mL) Dose Volume (mL/kg) Number of Rats
300 30 10 4

A total of five animals were therefore treated at a dose level of 300 mg/kg in the study.
All animals were dosed once only by gavage, using a metal cannula attached to a graduated syringe. The volume administered to each animal was calculated according to the fasted body weight at the time of dosing. Treatment of animals was sequential. Sufficient time was allowed between each dose group to confirm the survival of the previously dosed animals.
Clinical observations were made 30 minutes, 1, 2, and 4 hours after dosing and then daily for up to 14 days. Morbidity and mortality checks were made twice daily, early and late during normal working days, and once daily at weekends and public holidays.
Individual body weights were recorded on Day 0 (the day of dosing) and on Days 7 and 14 or at death.
At the end of the observation period the surviving animals were killed by cervical dislocation. All animals were subjected to gross necropsy. This consisted of an external examination and opening of the abdominal and thoracic cavities. The appearance of any macroscopic abnormalities was recorded. No tissues were retained.

Data Evaluation
The test item was classified according to Annex 3 of the OECD Guidelines for Testing of Chemicals No. 420 "Acute Oral Toxicity - Fixed Dose Procedure" (adopted 17 December 2001).
Evaluation of data included identification of the number of animals that died during the study (or that were killed for humane reasons), and determination of the nature, severity, onset and duration of the toxic effects. If possible, the signs of evident toxicity were described. Evident toxicity refers to the toxic effects of sufficient severity that administration of the next higher dose level could result in development of severe signs of toxicity and probable mortality. Effects on body weights and abnormalities noted at necropsy were also identified.
Using the mortality data obtained, an estimate of the acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item was made.
Key result
Sex:
female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 300 - < 2 000 mg/kg bw
Based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: Globally Harmonized Classification System - Category 4
Mortality:
Dose Level - 2000 mg/kg
Mortality
The animal was found dead 1 day after dosing

Dose Level - 300 mg/kg
One animal was found dead 30 minutes after dosing
Clinical signs:
Dose Level - 2000 mg/kg
Hunched posture was noted 2 and 4 hours after dosing.

Dose Level - 300 mg/kg
No signs of systemic toxicity were noted in the surviving animals during the observation period
Body weight:
Dose Level - 300 mg/kg
Surviving animals showed expected gains in body weight over the observation period, except for one animal which showed expected gain in body weight during the first week but body weight loss during the second week.
Gross pathology:
Dose Level - 2000 mg/kg
Abnormalities noted at necropsy were hemorrhagic lungs, dark liver and dark kidneys

Dose Level - 300 mg/kg
Abnormalities noted at necropsy of the animal that died during the study were dark liver, dark kidneys and hemorrhagic gastric mucosa.
No abnormalities were noted at necropsy of animals that were killed at the end of the study.
Other findings:
No other findings noted
Interpretation of results:
Category 4 based on GHS criteria
Conclusions:
The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be in the range of 300 2000 mg/kg body weight (Globally Harmonized Classification System  Category 4).
Executive summary:

The study was performed to assess the acute oral toxicity of the test item in the Wistar strain rat.

Methods

Following a sighting test at dose levels of2000 mg/kg and300 mg/kg, a further group of four fasted females was given a single oral dose of test item, as asolutionindistilled water, at a dose level of300 mg/kg body weight. Clinical signs and body weight development were monitored during the study. All animals were subjected to gross necropsy.

Results

Mortality. The animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg was found dead 1 day after dosing. One animal treated at a dose level of 300 mg/kg was found dead 30 minutes after dosing.

Clinical Observations. Hunched posture was noted 2 and 4 hours after dosing in the animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg. There were no signs of systemic toxicity noted in the surviving animals treated at a dose level of 300 mg/kg.

Body Weight. Surviving animals showed expected gains in body weight, except for one animal treated at a dose level of 300 mg/kg which showed expected gain in body weight during the first week but body weight loss during the second week.

Necropsy. Abnormalities noted at necropsy of the animal treated at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg that died during the study were hemorrhagic lungs, dark liver and dark kidneys. Abnormalities noted at necropsy of the animal treated at a dose level of 300 mg/kg that died during the study were dark liver, dark kidneys and hemorrhagic gastric mucosa. No abnormalities were noted at necropsy of animals that were killed at the end of the study.

Conclusion

The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item in the female Wistar strain rat was estimated to be in the range of300 ‑ 2000 mg/kg body weight (Globally Harmonized Classification System-Category 4).

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
adverse effect observed
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Value:
300 mg/kg bw

Additional information

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on the available endpoints for acute toxicity the substance was classified as Acute oral Cat 4, H302: Harmful if swallowed.