Registration Dossier

Administrative data

Endpoint:
acute toxicity: dermal
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
Justification for type of information:
Data is from experimental study report.

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2017
Report Date:
2017

Materials and methods

Test guideline
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity)
Principles of method if other than guideline:
This study was designed to determine the dermal LD50 of the test item (up to 2000 mg/kg) or to establish a non-lethal dose level of 2000 milligram of test item per kilogram of body weight.
GLP compliance:
yes
Test type:
standard acute method
Limit test:
yes

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Test material form:
solid: crystalline
Details on test material:
SOURCE OF TEST MATERIAL
- Test Item: 2,2’-(vinylenedi-p-phenylene)bisbenzoxazole (CAS No. 1533-45-5)
- Source of test material: Sustainability Support Services (Europe) AB
- Batch No.of test material: OBA201405A
- Manufacturing Date: October 2016
- Expiration date of the lot/batch: October 2019
- Consistency: Solid, crystalline powder

STABILITY AND STORAGE CONDITIONS OF TEST MATERIAL
- Storage condition of test material: Ambient Temperature

TREATMENT OF TEST MATERIAL PRIOR TO TESTING
- Treatment of test material prior to testing: The test item was used as supplied by the Sponsor. Test item was grounded to fine powder prior to application. The particulates were moistened with distilled water before application.

OTHER SPECIFICS:
Safety Precautions : Safety precautions included use of protective clothing, gloves, masks and eye protection (glasses).

Test animals

Species:
rat
Strain:
Sprague-Dawley
Sex:
male/female
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source: National Institute of Biosciences, Pune.
- Age at study initiation: Young adult male and female rats aged between 8 – 12 weeks were used.
- Weight at study initiation: The weight range of approximately 223.3 to 258.7 grams at initiation of dosing.
Body weights at the start : Male Mean : 256.06 g (= 100 %); Minimum : 252.7 g (- 1.31 %); Maximum : 258.7 g (+ 1.03 %)
Female Mean : 227.60 g (= 100 %); Minimum : 223.3 g (- 1.89 %); Maximum : 231.4 g (+ 1.67 %)
- Identification: Each rat was individually identified by the cage number.
- Housing: The rats were individually housed in polycarbonate cages with paddy husk as bedding.
- Diet (e.g. ad libitum): Rodent feed supplied by the Nutrivet Life Sciences, Pune, was provided ad libitum from individual feeders.
- Water (e.g. ad libitum): Water was provided ad libitum from individual bottles attached to the cages. All water was from a local source and passed through the reverse osmosis membrane before use.
- Acclimation period: 5 days.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 20.1 to 22.5 degree centigrade.
- Humidity (%): 56.3% to 58.8%
- Air changes (per hr): Ten to fifteen air changes per hour.
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): An artificial light and dark cycle of 12 hours each was provided to the room.

IN-LIFE DATES: 08-06-2017 to 23-06-2017

Administration / exposure

Type of coverage:
occlusive
Vehicle:
water
Remarks:
(Distilled water)
Details on dermal exposure:
TEST SITE
- Area of exposure: Trunk (dorsal surface and sides from scapular to pelvic area)
- % coverage: Approximately 10% of the body surface area.
- Type of wrap if used: Porous gauze dressing and non-irritating tape.

REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Washing (if done): Distilled water was used to remove residual test item.

TEST MATERIAL
- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): 2000 mg/kg bw
- Constant volume or concentration used: No data available
- For solids, paste formed: Yes

VEHICLE
- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): No data available
- Concentration (if solution): No data available
- Lot/batch no. (if required): No data available
- Purity: No data available
Duration of exposure:
24 hours
Doses:
A single dose of 2000 mg of the test item per kilogram of body weight was administered to ten rats (five males and five females).
No. of animals per sex per dose:
10 (5/sex).
Control animals:
not specified
Details on study design:
- Duration of observation period following administration: 14 days
- Frequency of observations and weighing: Twice daily
- Necropsy of survivors performed: Yes
- Other examinations performed:
Clinical Observations and General Appearance:
Animals were observed for clinical signs, mortality, until sacrifice.
Onset, duration and severity of any sign were recorded. The clinical signs and mortality observations were conducted at 10, 30, 60 minutes, 2, 4 and 6 hours on the day of dosing and once daily thereafter for 14 day. Daily observation was done as far as possible at the same time.
The observations were included general clinical signs, observations of eyes, mucous membranes, respiratory, circulatory system and behavior pattern.

Evaluation of Dermal Reaction:
Dermal reaction was observed daily for study period of 14 days.

Body weights:
Individual animal body weights were recorded pre-test (prior to administration of the test item), day 7 and at termination on day 14.

Gross Pathology:
Necropsy was performed on animals surviving at the end of the study. Macroscopic examination of all the orifices, cavities and tissues were made and the findings were recorded. All animals surviving the study period were sacrificed by the carbon dioxide asphyxiation technique (day 15).

Histopathology:
No gross abnormalities were observed in animals sacrificed terminally hence, no histopathology was performed.
Statistics:
not specified

Results and discussion

Preliminary study:
not specified
Effect levels
Sex:
male/female
Dose descriptor:
LD50
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: no mortality was observed
Mortality:
Sex : Male Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight: All animals survived through the study period of 14 days.
Sex : Female Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight: All animals survived through the study period of 14 days.
Clinical signs:
Sex : Male Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight did not result in any signs of toxicity during the study period of 14 days.
Sex : Female Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight did not result in any signs of toxicity during the study period of 14 days.
Body weight:
Sex : Male Group I (2000 mg/kg) - Percent body weight gain after 7 days and 14 days was found to be 10.03% and 18.99% respectively.
Sex : Female Group I (2000 mg/kg) - Percent body weight gain after 7 days and 14 days was found to be 6.51% and 11.11% respectively.
Gross pathology:
Gross pathological examination did not reveal any abnormalities in animals from 2000 mg/kg dose group.
Other findings:
- Other observations: Evaluation of Dermal Reaction
Sex : Male Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight did not result in any skin reaction during the study period of 14 days.
Sex : Female Group I - Animal treated at the dose level of 2000 mg/kg body weight did not result in any skin reaction during the study period of 14 days.

Any other information on results incl. tables

Table No. I

Summary of Clinical Signs of Toxicity and Mortality

Test System : Sprague Dawley Rat

Sex : Male

Group

 No.

Dose mg/kg

                            Observed Signs

Total Number of

Animals

 

Animal Nos.

Period of signs in days

 From - to

 

Mortality

I

2000

No clinical signs observed

5

1 - 5

Day 0 - Day 14

0/5

 

Sex : Female

Group

 No.

Dose mg/kg

                            Observed Signs

Total Number of

Animals

 

Animal Nos.

Period of signs in days

 From - to

 

Mortality

I

2000

No clinical signs observed

5

6 - 10

Day 0 - Day 14

0/5

 

Table No. II

Summary of Evaluation of Dermal Reaction

Test System : Sprague Dawley Rat

Sex : Male 

Group

 No.

Dose mg/kg

                          

Dermal Reaction

Total Number of

Animals

 

Animal Nos.

Period of signs

in days

 From - to

 

Mortality

I

2000

No dermal reaction observed

5

1 - 5

Day 0 - Day 14

0/5

 

Sex : Female

Group

 No.

Dose mg/kg

                          

Dermal Reaction

Total Number of

Animals

 

Animal Nos.

Period of signs

in days

 From - to

 

Mortality

I

2000

No dermal reaction observed

5

6 - 10

Day 0 - Day 14

0/5

 

 

Table No.III

Mean Body Weight and Percent Body Weight Gain (g)

Test System : Sprague Dawley Rat

Sex : Male

Group No.

Dose

(mg/kg body weight)

 

Body weight Day 0

Body weight Day 7

% body weight gain

day 0-7

Body weight Day 14

% body weight gain

day 7- 14

% body weight gain

day 0- 14

I

2000

Mean

256.06

281.76

10.03

304.72

8.15

18.99

± SD

2.43

5.81

1.52

6.93

0.31

1.84

 

Sex : Female

Group No.

Dose

(mg/kg body weight)

 

Body weight Day 0

Body weight Day 7

% body weight gain

day 0-7

Body weight Day 14

% body weight gain

day 7- 14

% body weight gain

day 0- 14

I

2000

Mean

227.60

242.46

6.51

252.94

4.31

11.11

± SD

3.24

7.12

1.67

8.70

1.01

2.30

 

 

Table No.IV

Summary of Gross Pathological Findings

Test System : Sprague Dawley Rat

Sex : Male

Group No.

Dose

mg/kg

Animal Numbers

Animal Fate

Gross Pathological Findings

I

2000

1 - 5

TS

No abnormality detected

 

Sex : Female

Group No.

Dose

mg/kg

Animal Numbers

Animal Fate

Gross Pathological Findings

I

2000

6 - 10

TS

No abnormality detected

TS = Terminal Sacrifice

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
other: Not Classified
Conclusions:
The LD50 value was considered to be >2000 mg/kg bw, when male and female Sprague Dawley rats were occlusively treated with the given test chemical by dermal application following 14 days of observation period according to OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity).
Executive summary:

The acute dermal toxicity profile of the given test chemical in Sprague Dawley rats according to OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity).

The test item was applied to shorn skin of 5 male and 5 female animals at 2000 mg/kg body weight. Administration of the test item at 2000 mg/kg did not result in any skin reaction at the site of application during the study period of 14 days. Administration of the test item did not result in any signs of toxicity and mortality during the study period of 14 days. Animals exhibited normal body weight gain through the study period of 14 days. Gross pathological examination did not reveal any abnormalities attributable to the treatment. 

Therefore, the LD50 value was considered to be >2000 mg/kg bw, when male and female Sprague Dawley rats were occlusively treated with the given test chemical by dermal application following 14 days of observation period according to OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity).