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EC number: 251-718-8 | CAS number: 33885-52-8
In accordance to OECD guideline 438 and GLP the test substance was examined for its in vitro eye irritating potential using the Isolated Chicken Eye (ICE) Test. In the ICE test, 3 eyes were exposed to 30 µL test substance for 10 seconds. In addition, one negative control eye (30 µL saline) and three positive control eyes (30 µL Benzalkonium Chloride (BAC)) were tested. After the exposure the eyes were rinsed with 20 mL saline and were examined at approximately 0, 30, 75, 120, 180, and 240 minutes after treatment. The test substance caused very slight corneal swelling (4%), very slight or slight opacity (mean score of 0.7) and no fluorescein retention (mean score of 0.0). The negative control eye did not show any corneal effect and demonstrated that the general conditions during the tests were adequate. The positive control BAC 5% caused severe corneal effects and demonstrated the ICE test valid to detect severe eye irritants. Microscopic examination of the corneas treated with Pinyl Iso Butyraldehyde revealed very slight erosion (two corneas) and slight necrosis (one cornea) of the epithelium. Microscopic examination of the cornea treated with the negative control (saline) did not reveal any abnormalities, apart from very slight vacuolation (top region) of the epithelium. The positive control BAC 5% caused moderate or severe erosion, slight vacuolation (one cornea; low region) of the epithelium, and endothelial necrosis. Based on these results the test substance is not considered to be an eye irritant.
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