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Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Skin sensitisation

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

Two studies investigating the skin sensitising potential of and 1,2,3-Propanetriol, homopolymer, diisooctadecanoate (CAS# 63705-03-3) are available.

A study was performed according to a Buehler test protocol similar to OECD Guideline 406 in Pirbright white guinea pigs and under GLP conditions (Kaestner, 1989). The test material was diluted in paraffin perliquid DAB 8 (1st Induction and challenge) or vaseline (2nd and 3rd induction) and applied at a concentration of 50% for epidermal induction and challenge and at concentration of 25% for rechallenge. The negative control group was treated with the vehicle only. No positive control data was included in the study report for reliability check.

The test animals were treated with the product on the right body side three times in intervals time of one week each. The substance was applied at a concentration of 50% under occlusive conditions for 6 hours every time on the same skin areas. The control group was treated with vehicle only.

14 days later the test and control animals were treated on the right and left body side with the test substance at a concentration of 50% with patches for 6 h (challenge).

One week later the rechallenge treatment was conducted on test and control animals and the test substance was applied the left body side with a 25% solution. After challenge and rechallenge at patch removal, very slight skin reactions were seen at the first reading (24 h after challenge) in test and control animals and were reversible in all animals within 48 h. These reactions were probably caused by an irritating effect of the test substance. These reactions were nearly the same on both groups. At the second reading after challenge (48 h) and rechallenge no effects in terms of skin reactions were observed in both groups.

According to these results the test substance can be classified as not sensitizing.

A not sufficiently documented (no data on positive control substance or historical controls and lack of data on test substance) guinea pig maximisation test was performed to assess the skin sensitisation potential of 1,2,3-Propanetriol, homopolymer, diisooctadecanoate (CAS# 63705-03-3), (Kästner, 1988). 20 female Pirbright-Hartley guinea pigs were treated with the test substance at 0.1% for intra- and 40 % for epidermal induction on Days 1 and 8, respectively. 19 animals served as negative controls. A positive control group was not included in the study and no information is given on periodical testing of strain sensitivity, either. 14 days after the epidermal induction, epidermal challenging was performed with a 10% and 15% test material dilution in Paraffinum perliquidum DAB 8.

24 and 48 h after challenging skin examination revealed irritation in the test group and in the control group. Rechallenge treatment (conducted on the left flank 7 days after challenge) with 8% test substance showed irritation in the test group and in the control group, while the rechallenge with 4% of the test substance did neither in the test substance group nor in the negative control group result in any erythema or edema at the 24 and 48 h reading time points.

With regard to the results of the challenge with 10 and 15% of the test substance, the conclusion could be drawn, that the test substance has a skin sensitizing potential. The results of the rechallenge with 4 and 8% of the test substance, however, might indicate that the skin reactions were caused by an irritative effect of the test substance.

Due to the fact that a high concentration of 40% for the epicutaneous induction was required to induce a slight to moderate irritation, it has to be concluded that the low concentrations of the rechallenge were not sufficient to penetrate the intact skin. Therefore, the results of the rechallenge are of minor importance.

Taken together, the results of this study report were judged as ambiguous.

Conclusion for skin sensitisation properties

Taken together, all available data for assessment of the skin sensitising potential indicate 1,2,3-Propanetriol, homopolymer, diisooctadecanoate (CAS# 63705-03-3) has no skin sensitisation potential and classification according to EU classification criteria for skin sensitisation is not required.


Migrated from Short description of key information:
Skin sensitisation: not sensitising (OECD 406)

Justification for selection of skin sensitisation endpoint:
Hazard assessment is based on the weight of evidence from all available studies.

Respiratory sensitisation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no study available
Additional information:
Justification for selection of respiratory sensitisation endpoint:
Study not required according to Annex VII-X of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

Justification for classification or non-classification

The available data on skin sensitisation do not meet the classification criteria according to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 or Directive 67/548/EEC, and are therefore conclusive but not sufficient for classification.