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Endpoint:
acute toxicity: oral
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
2010-06-08 - 2010-06-24
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP and guideline compliant study.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2010
Report date:
2010

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 423 (Acute Oral toxicity - Acute Toxic Class Method)
Version / remarks:
2001
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
EU Method B.1 tris (Acute Oral Toxicity - Acute Toxic Class Method)
Version / remarks:
May 2008
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to guideline
Guideline:
EPA OPPTS 870.1100 (Acute Oral Toxicity)
Version / remarks:
2002
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes
Test type:
acute toxic class method
Limit test:
yes

Test material

Constituent 1
Reference substance name:
Fatty acids, safflower-oil, Et esters
EC Number:
293-106-3
EC Name:
Fatty acids, safflower-oil, Et esters
Cas Number:
91051-53-5
IUPAC Name:
Fatty acids, safflower-oil, Et esters
Test material form:
other: liquid

Test animals

Species:
rat
Strain:
Wistar
Sex:
female
Details on test animals or test system and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source: Charles River Deutschland, Sulzfeld, Germany
- Age at study initiation: approx. 8 weeks
- Fasting period before study: yes, overnight
- Housing: Group housing of 3 animals per cage in labelled Makrolon cages
- Diet: ad libitum (SM R/M-Z from SSNIFF Spezialdiaeten GmbH, Soest, Germany)
- Water: ad libitum (tap water)
- Acclimation period: at least 5 days before treatment.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 21 ± 3
- Humidity (%): 40-70
- Air changes (per hr): 15
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12/12

Administration / exposure

Route of administration:
oral: gavage
Vehicle:
unchanged (no vehicle)
Details on oral exposure:
MAXIMUM DOSE VOLUME APPLIED: 2,27 mL/kg bw
Doses:
2000 mg/kg bw
No. of animals per sex per dose:
3
Control animals:
no
Details on study design:
- Duration of observation period following administration: 14 days
- Frequency of observations: twice daily
- Necropsy of survivors performed: yes
- Other examinations performed: clinical signs, body weight

Results and discussion

Effect levels
Sex:
female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Based on:
test mat.
Mortality:
No mortality occurred.
Clinical signs:
Hunched posture was observed for all animals on Day 1.
Body weight:
The body weight gain shown by the animals over the study period was considered to be similar to that expected of normal untreated animals of the same age and strain.
Gross pathology:
No abnormalities were found at macroscopic post mortem examination of the animals.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
not classified
Remarks:
Migrated information Criteria used for interpretation of results: EU
Conclusions:
The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item in the rat was estimated to be greater than 2000 mg/kg bw.
Executive summary:

The acute oral toxicity of the test substance was investigated in female rats based on OECD No. 423. The test substance was administered orally by gavage to three female Wistar rats at 2000 mg/kg bw. Animals were subjected to daily observations and weekly determinations of body weight. Macroscopic examination was performed after terminal sacrifice (day 15).

No mortality occurred. Hunched posture was observed for all animals on day 1. The body weight gain and the macroscopic post mortem examination did not show any abnormalities.

The acute oral median lethal dose (LD50) of the test item in the rat exceeds 2000 mg/kg bw and thus the test substance is not classified.