Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Skin sensitisation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no adverse effect observed (not sensitising)
Additional information:

In a guinea pig maximization assay conducted by BASF (1979a), 3/10 females exhibited a slight skin response (erythema score 1) 24 h after induction and challenge with a 50% aqueous methanol solution (0.1 mL), which can be interpreted as weak sensitizing potential. In another BASF study (1979b) using 12 female animals at a concentration of 50% methanol, 1/12 exhibited a slight skin response (erythema score 1) 24 and 48 h after challenge which can also be interpreted as a weak sensitising potential. The intracutaneous inductions produced necroses and some open ulcerations in both studies.

In summary, the low number of 4/22 animals with slight erythema (score 1) gives no evidence of a notable sensitisation potential of methanol.

Overall, the registered substance is considered not to be a skin sensitiser.

Migrated from Short description of key information:

Mathanol: A guinea pig maximization assay gave no evidence of contact sensitization after induction and challenge doses of 50%.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The registered substance is considered not to be a skin sensitiser. Therefore, no classification is required.