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Administrative data

acute toxicity: dermal
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
23 September to 21 October 2015
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study
GLP study conducted in compliance with OECD Guideline No. 402 without any deviation.
Justification for type of information:
Information as to the availability of the in vivo study is provided in 'attached justification'.

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report date:

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
according to guideline
OECD Guideline 402 (Acute Dermal Toxicity)
according to guideline
EU Method B.3 (Acute Toxicity (Dermal))
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Not applicable
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. QA statement)
UK GLP Compliance Programme (inspected on 17 June 2015/ signed on 24 September 2015)
Test type:
standard acute method
Limit test:

Test material

Constituent 1
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Molecular formula:
Constituent 2
Chemical structure
Reference substance name:
Molecular formula:
Test material form:
Details on test material:
- Physical state: Colorless liquid
- Storage condition of test material: Stored at 2-8 °C temperature and protected by Nitrogen.
Specific details on test material used for the study:
- Purity test date: 04 November 2014
- Storage condition of test material: Approximately 4 °C in the dark under nitrogen

Test animals

Details on test animals or test system and environmental conditions:
- Source: Envigo RMS (UK) Limited, Oxon, UK.
- Females nulliparous and non-pregnant: Yes
- Age at study initiation: 8-12 weeks
- Weight at study initiation: 264-293 g (males); 203-236 g (females)
- Housing: Animals were housed in suspended solid-floor polypropylene cages furnished with woodflakes.The initial two animals were housed individually throughout the study. The further group of eight animals (four male and four female) were housed individually during the 24-hour exposure period and in groups of four, by sex, for the remainder of the study.
- Diet: Food (2014C Teklad Global Rodent diet supplied by Envigo RMS (UK) Limited, Oxon, UK), ad libitum
- Water: Mains drinking water, ad libitum
- Acclimation period: 5 days

- Temperature: 19-25 °C
- Humidity: 30-70 %
- Air changes: 15 changes/h
- Photoperiod: 12 h dark / 12 h light

IN-LIFE DATES: 23 September to 21 October 2015

Administration / exposure

Type of coverage:
unchanged (no vehicle)
Details on dermal exposure:
- Pretreatment: On the day before treatment the back and flanks of each animal were clipped free of hair.
- Area of exposure: Back and flank area
- In the absence of data suggesting the test item was toxic, a single group of animals was initially treated.
- % coverage: Approximately 10 % of the total body surface area.
- Application of test item: Test item was used as supplied. The test item was applied as evenly as possible to an area of shorn skin (approximately 10 % of the total body surface area) using a graduated syringe.
- Type of wrap if used: A piece of surgical gauze was placed over the treatment area and semi-occluded with a piece of self-adhesive bandage. The animals were caged individually throughout the study. Shortly after dosing the dressings were examined to ensure that they were securely in place.
- As no mortalities were noted a further group of animals (four males and four females) was similarly treated with the test item at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg bw to give a total of five males and five females. The animals were caged individually for the 24-hour exposure period.

- Washing: After the 24-hour contact period the bandages were carefully removed and the treated skin and surrounding hair wiped with cotton wool moistened with arachis oil BP to remove any residual test item. These animals were returned to group housing for the remainder of the test period.
- Time after start of exposure: 24 h

- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): 2000 mg/kg bw
- Specific gravity of test item: 0.865
- Constant volume or concentration used: Yes; 2.32 mL/kg bw
Duration of exposure:
24 h
2000 mg/kg bw
No. of animals per sex per dose:
Control animals:
not required
Details on study design:
- Duration of observation period following administration: 14 days
- Frequency of observations: Animals were observed for deaths or overt signs of toxicity 30 minutes, 1, 2 and 4 hours after dosing and subsequently once daily for 14 days. After removal of the dressings and subsequently once daily for 14 days, the test sites were examined for evidence of primary irritation and scored according to Draize scale.
- Frequency of weighing: Individual body weights were recorded prior to application of the test item on Day 0 and on Days 7 and 14.
- Necropsy of survivors performed: Yes; at the end of the study animals were killed by cervical dislocation and subjected to gross necropsy.

Results and discussion

Preliminary study:
Not applicable
Effect levels
Key result
Dose descriptor:
Effect level:
> 2 000 mg/kg bw
Based on:
test mat.
Remarks on result:
other: no mortality was observed
No mortality was observed.
Clinical signs:
other: No signs of systemic toxicity were noted during the observation period.
Gross pathology:
No abnormalities were noted at necropsy.
Other findings:

Any other information on results incl. tables


Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Dermal LD50 Combined > 2000 mg/kg bw
Executive summary:

An acute dermal toxicity study (limit test) was performed according to OECD Guideline No. 402 and in compliance with GLP. Initially, two rats (one male and one female) were given a single, 24 hour, semi-occluded dermal application of the undiluted test item to intact skin at a dose level of 2000 mg/kg bw. Based on the results of the initial test, a further group of eight rats (four males and four females) was similarly treated. Test sites were covered with a semi-occlusive dressing for 24 h. Animals were observed for mortality, clinical signs and bodyweights for 14 days and at the end of the study the surviving animals were sacrificed for macroscopic examination. Skin irritation was assessed and scored according to the Draize scale at 24 h after removal of the dressings and then daily for 14 days.


No mortality was observed. No signs of systemic toxicity and dermal irritation were noted during the observation period. Animals showed expected gains in body weight, except for two females which showed body weight loss during the first week but expected gain in body weight during the second week. No abnormalities were noted at necropsy.


Dermal LD50 Combined > 2000 mg/kg bw


Under the experimental conditions of this study, the test item is not classified according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP) and to GHS.

This study is considered as acceptable and satisfies the requirement for acute dermal toxicity endpoint.