Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Endpoint:
genetic toxicity in vitro
Type of information:
migrated information: read-across from supporting substance (structural analogue or surrogate)
Adequacy of study:
supporting study
Study period:
2002
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: Cited experiments were summarized in the European Chemicals Bureau Methyloxirane (Propylene Oxide) Risk Assessment Report. The original studies were not reviewed.
Cross-reference
Reason / purpose for cross-reference:
reference to same study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
review article or handbook
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2002

Materials and methods

GLP compliance:
not specified

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
propylene oxide
IUPAC Name:
propylene oxide
Constituent 2
Reference substance name:
Methyloxirane
EC Number:
200-879-2
EC Name:
Methyloxirane
Cas Number:
75-56-9
IUPAC Name:
2-methyloxirane

Results and discussion

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Conclusions:
Propylene oxide has been shown to cause mutation in S. typhimurium, E. coli and K. pneumoniae. Propylene oxide also induced chromosome and chromatid breaks and chromosome exchanges in chromosome aberration assays.