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Toxicological information

Genetic toxicity: in vitro

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in vitro gene mutation study in bacteria
Type of genotoxicity: gene mutation
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP Guideline Study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 471 (Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay)
according to guideline
other: EPA OPPTS 870.5100 - Bacterial Reverse Mutation Test
according to guideline
EU Method B.13/14 (Mutagenicity - Reverse Mutation Test Using Bacteria)
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
Type of assay:
bacterial reverse mutation assay

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
2-Acetone, condensation product with phenol
EC Number:
Cas Number:
Molecular formula:
Not applicable (a generic molecular formula cannot be provided for this specific UVCB substance)
2-Acetone, condensation product with phenol
Details on test material:
- Name of test material: Bisphenolharz spezial
- Batch: A 7013, sampling date 10.10.2008
- Physical state: brown molten mass
- Stability under test conditions: analytically approved
- Chemical Name: 2-Acetone, condensation product with phenol
- Common Name: BPA resin
- Purity: 100%


Target gene:
mutant histidine gene
Species / strain
Species / strain / cell type:
other: S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 100, TA 1537, TA 98, and TA 102
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Metabolic activation system:
S9 mix was made from the livers of male Sprague Dawley rats, which received a single intraperitoneal injection of 500 mg/kg bw Aroclor 1254, dissolved in corn oil, 5 days prior to sacrifice. The S9 mix comprised 10% S9 fraction.
Test concentrations with justification for top dose:
plate incorporation assay:
0, 50, 158, 500, 1581, 5000 µg/plate with and without S9 mix
preincubation assay:
0, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 µg/tube with and without S9 mix
Vehicle / solvent:
- Vehicle(s)/solvent(s) used: DMSO
- Justification for choice of solvent/vehicle: Bisphenolharz spezial formed a clear colourless to yellowish solution in DMSO
Negative solvent / vehicle controls:
Positive controls:
Na-azide (only TA 1535), nitrofurantoin (only TA 100), 4-nitro-1,2-phenylene diamine (TA 1537 and TA 98), mitomycin C (only TA 102 in plate incorporation assay), cumene hydroperoxide (only TA 102 in preincubation assay), 2-aminoanthracene
Evaluation criteria:
A reproducible and dose-related increase in mutant counts of at least one strain is considered to be a positive result. For TA 1535, TA 100 and TA 98 this increase should be about twice that of negative controls, whereas for TA 1537, at least a threefold increase should be reached. For TA 102 an increase of about 100 mutants should be reached. Otherwise, the result is evaluated as negative. However, these guidelines may be overruled by good scientific judgment.
In case of questionable results, investigations should continue, possibly with modifications, until a final evaluation is possible.
no statistics perfomed; evaluation based on criteria mentioned above

Results and discussion

Test results
Species / strain:
other: S. typhimurium TA 1535, TA 100, TA 1537, TA 98, and TA 102
Metabolic activation:
with and without
Cytotoxicity / choice of top concentrations:
Doses of >= 158 µg per plate had a strong, strain-specific bacteriotoxic effect. Therefore they could only partly be used for assessment purposes up to and including 256 µg per plate
Vehicle controls validity:
Positive controls validity:
Additional information on results:
None of the five strains showed in the plate incorporation test a dose-related and biologically relevant increase in mutant counts over those of the negative controls. This applied both to the tests with and without S9 mix and was confirmed by the results of the preincubation trials.
Remarks on result:
other: all strains/cell types tested
Migrated from field 'Test system'.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Executive summary:

The test substance was evaluated in an Ames Test on Salmonella typhimurium strains TA 1535, TA 100, TA, 1537, TA 98, and TA 102, performed according to OECD TG 471. The test material was considered to be non-mutagenic without and with S9 mix in the plate incorporation as well as in the preincubation modification of the Salmonella/microsome test.