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Additional information

There is no mutagenicity data available on the multiconstituent substance, but data is available on the main components from which it can be concluded that mutagenicity/genotoxicity are not important characteristics.

Data on individual components:


Ethylene glycol (ethan-1,2-diol) :

BASF (2013) reported a negative result with and without metabolic activation, when tested ethylene glycol in a bacterial reverse mutation test in 5 strains. Concentrations of 33, 100, 333, 1000, 2500 and 5000 ug/plate were used. BRRC (1985) reported an in vitro mammalian chromosome aberration test using Chinese hamster ovary cells. Concentrations ranged from 10 - 100 mg/ml. Results obtained with and without metabolic activation indicated that ethylene glycol did not produce significant increases in chromosome aberrations in comparison to values of control cultures. Ethylene glycol was not considered to be a clastogenic agent under the conditions of this in vitro test system. McGregor et al. (1991) found a negative result with and without metabolic activation, when ethylene glycol was tested in a mammalian cell gene mutation assay. Mouse lymphoma cells were used; concentrations were up to 5000 ug/ml.


Diethylene glycol (2,2’-oxydiethanol

BASF (2013) reported a negative Ames test result. Salmonella typhimurium strains TA 98, TA 100, TA 1535 and TA 1537 and E. coli WP2 uvrA. were used with and without metabolic activation. Concentrations ranged from 1 - 11.8 mg/plate. Diethylene glycol was neither genotoxic nor cytotoxic to CHO cells when tested with and without metabolic activation in an in vitro mammalian chromosome aberration test with a concentration of 50 mg/ml (Union Carbide, 1984). A negative result with and without metabolic activation was found in a sister chromatid exchange assay using CHO cells. Concentrations used ranged from 30 - 50 mg/ml (Union Carbide, 1984).

Sodium acetate

In an assay conducted by's National Institute of Hygienic Sciences, sodium acetate was not mutagenic at a concentration of 40 mg/plate in Salmonella testor strains TA92, TA94, TA 98, TA100, TA1535, TA1537 with exogenous metabolic activation.

Chromosome aberrations were studied in Chinese Hamster lung fibroblasts exposed to sodium acetate in physiological saline by the National Institute of Hygeinic Sciences. No metabolic activation was used. No evidence of cytogenicity was seen. (Ishidate. 1984)

Short description of key information:
Bacterial reversion mutation assays: MEG, DEG, NaAc: negative
Chromosome abberation in vitro studies: MEG, DEG, NaAc: negative
Mouse lymphoma studies: MEG: negative
Sister Chromatid exchange assays: DEG, TEG: negative.

Endpoint Conclusion: No adverse effect observed (negative)

Justification for classification or non-classification

Classification for mutagenicity/genotoxicity is not warranted based on the available data.