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skin sensitisation: in vivo (LLNA)
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP compliant guideline study, available as unpublished report, no restrictions, fully adequate for assessment.

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 429 (Skin Sensitisation: Local Lymph Node Assay)
according to guideline
EU Method B.42 (Skin Sensitisation: Local Lymph Node Assay)
according to guideline
EPA OPPTS 870.2600 (Skin Sensitisation)
GLP compliance:
Type of study:
mouse local lymph node assay (LLNA)

Test material

Details on test material:
- Name of test material (as cited in study report): 1,1,1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6-Tridecafluorooctane
- Physical state: clear colourless liquid
- Batch number: 070412
- Purity: 99.9%
- Storage condition of test material: at room temperature in the dark
- Stability under storage conditions: stable

In vivo test system

Test animals

Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
- Source: Charles River France, L'Arbresle Cedex, France
- Age at study initiation: 12 weeks
- Weight at study initiation: 20-26 g
- Housing: individual housing in labeled Macrolon cages (MI type; height 12.5 cm) containing sterilized sawdust as bedding material (Litalabo, S.P.P.S., Argenteuil, France)
- Diet: pelleted rodent diet (SM R/M-Z from SSNIFF® Spezialdiäten, GbmH, Soest, Germany), ad libitum
- Water: tap water, ad libitum
- Acclimation period: at least 5 days

- Temperature (°C): 21.2-23.7
- Humidity (%): 39-65
- Air changes (per hr): approximately 15
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12 / 12

Study design: in vivo (LLNA)

acetone/olive oil (4:1 v/v)
25, 50 and 100%
No. of animals per dose:
Details on study design:
The highest substance concentration selected for the main study (100%) was based on the results of a preliminary irritation study in which no irritation was observed in any of the animals examined.

Three groups of five animals were treated with one test substance concentration per group. One group of five animals was treated with vehicle.
The dorsal surface of both ears was epidermally treated (25 µl/ear) with the test substance concentration, at approximately the same time per day. The concentrations were mixed thoroughly using a vortex mixer immediately prior to dosing. The control animals were treated the same as the experimental animals, except that, instead of the test substance, the vehicle alone was administered.
Three days after the last exposure each animal was injected via the tail vein with 0.25 mL of sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS) containing 20 µCi of 3H-methyl thymidine. After approximately five hours, all animals were killed by intraperitoneal injection with pentobarbital Euthesate® (0.2 ml/animal). The draining (auricular) lymph node of each ear was excised. The relative size of the nodes (as compared to normal) was estimated by visual examination and abnormalities of the nodes and surrounding area were recorded. The nodes were pooled for each animal in approximately 3 mL PBS.
A single cell suspension of lymph node cells (LNC) was prepared in PBS by gentle separation through stainless steel gauze (diameter 125 µm). LNC were washed twice with an excess of PBS by centrifugation at 200g for 10 minutes at 4ºC. To precipitate the DNA, the LNC were exposed to 5% trichloroacetic acid (TCA) at 4ºC during the night.
Precipitates were recovered by centrifugation, resuspended in 1 mL TCA and transferred to 10 mL of Ultima Gold cocktail as the scintillation fluid. Radioactive measurements were performed using a Packard scintillation counter (2800TR). Counting time was to a statistical precision of ± 0.2% or a maximum of 5 minutes whichever comes first. The scintillation counter was programmed to automatically subtract background and convert Counts Per Minute (CPM) to Disintegrations Per Minute (DPM).
Positive control substance(s):
hexyl cinnamic aldehyde (CAS No 101-86-0)

Results and discussion

Positive control results:
The SI values calculated for the substance concentrations 5, 10 and 25% were 1.3, 1.5 and 5.5, respectively. An EC3 value of 15.6% was calculated using linear interpolation.

In vivo (LLNA)

Resultsopen allclose all
Remarks on result:
other: see Remark
Concentration (% w/v) Stimulation index Result 0 1.0 - 25 1.8±0.5 negative 50 1.3±0.4 negative 100 1.2±0.2 negative
other: disintegrations per minute (DPM)
Remarks on result:
other: see Remark
Concentration (% w/v) Disintegrations per minute 0 226±43 25 400±85 50 291±56 100 264±22

Any other information on results incl. tables

Skin reactions / irritation

No skin irritation was observed in any of the animals examined.

Macroscopy of the auricular lymph nodes and surrounding area

All nodes of the experimental and control groups were considered normal in size. no macroscopic abnormalities of the surrounding area were noted.

Body weights

No significant effects were reported.

Toxicity and mortality

No mortality occurred and no symptoms of systemic toxicity were observed in the animals of the main study.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
not sensitising
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