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Document ID (ISN)21055
CIS number 74-1057
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krasavage W.J., Yanno F.J., Terhaar C.J.
Title Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT): Acute toxicity, subacute feeding and inhalation studies in male rats.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1973, Vol.34, No.10, p.455-462. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Description and results of investigations carried out on rats to assess the toxicity of DMT. The acute oral LD50 was greater than 6,600 mg/kg, and the intraperitoneal LD50 was 3,900 mg/kg. Inhalation studies conducted at 16.5 and 86.4 mg/m3 caused no adverse toxicological effect in rats exposed to 4 h/day for 58 days. DMT was not found to be a primary irritant nor a sensitiser when applied to the skin of guinea pigs.
Descriptors (primary) toxicology; dimethyl terephthalate
Descriptors (secondary) acute toxicity; ingestion; sensitization; animal experiments; lethal concentration 50; inhalation
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Phthalates
Esters and salts