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skin sensitisation: in vivo (LLNA)
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
other: GLP study

Data source

Reference Type:
study report
Report Date:

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
according to
OECD Guideline 429 (Skin Sensitisation: Local Lymph Node Assay)
according to
EU Method B.42 (Skin Sensitisation: Local Lymph Node Assay)
according to
EPA OPPTS 870.2600 (Skin Sensitisation)
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)
Type of study:
mouse local lymph node assay (LLNA)

Test material

Details on test material:
Aluminum Ammonium Superphosphate (Batch No. 38771-55-3), a white powder stored at room temp in a dark, dry, closed container.

In vivo test system

Test animals

other: CBA/CaOlaHsd
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
Female CBA/Ca (CBA/CaOlaHsd) strain mice were supplied by Harlan Laboratories UK Ltd, Bicester, Oxon, UK. On receipt the animals were randomly allocated to cages. The animals were nulliparous and non-pregnant. After an acclimatisation period of at least five days the animals were selected at random and given a number unique within the study by indelible ink-marking on the tail and a number written on the cage card. At the start of the study the animals were in the weight range of 15 to 23 g, and were eight to twelve weeks old.
The animals were individually housed in suspended solid-floor polypropylene cages furnished with softwood woodflakes. Free access to mains tap water and food (2014 Teklad Global Rodent diet supplied by Harlan Teklad, Blackthorn, Bicester, Oxon, UK) was allowed throughout the study.
The temperature and relative humidity were set to achieve limits of 19 to 23 °C and 30 to 70% respectively. Any occasional deviations from these targets were considered not to have affected the purpose or integrity of the study. The rate of air exchange was approximately fifteen changes per hour and the lighting was controlled by a time switch to give twelve hours continuous light (06:00 to 18:00) and twelve hours darkness.
The animals were provided with environmental enrichment items which were considered not to contain any contaminant of a level that might have affected the purpose or integrity of the study

Study design: in vivo (LLNA)

other: 1% pluronic L92 in distilled water
25%, 10% or 5% w/w in 1% pluronic L92 in distilled water
No. of animals per dose:
5 mice per group
Details on study design:
Preliminary screening test:
Using available information regarding the systemic toxicity/irritancy potential of the test material, a preliminary screening test was performed using one mouse. The mouse was treated by daily application of 25 µl of the test material at a maximum attainable concentration of 25% w/w in 1% pluronic L92 in distilled water, to the dorsal surface of each ear for three consecutive days (Day 1, 2, 3). The mouse was observed twice daily on Days 1, 2, 3 and once daily on Days 4, 5 and 6. Any signs of toxicity or excessive local irritation noted during this period were recorded. The bodyweight was recorded on Day 1 (prior to dosing) and on Day 6.
Main test:
Groups of five mice were treated with the test material at concentrations of 25%, 10% or 5% w/w in 1% pluronic L92 in distilled water. The preliminary screening test suggested that the test material would not produce systemic toxicity or excessive local irritation at the highest suitable concentration. The mice were treated by daily application of 25 µl of the appropriate concentration of the test material to the dorsal surface of each ear for three consecutive days (Days 1, 2, 3). The test material formulation was administered using an automatic micropipette and spread over the dorsal surface of the ear using the tip of the pipette.
A further group of five mice received the vehicle alone in the same manner.
The positive control animals were similarly treated to the test animals except that 25 µl of the positive control material, a-Hexylcinnamaldehyde, tech., 85%, at a concentration of 25% v/v in 1% pluronic L92 in distilled water was applied to the dorsal surface of each ear.
3H-Methyl Thymidine Administration
Five days following the first topical application of the test material, vehicle control or positive control material (Day6) surviving mice were injected via the tail vain with 250 µl of phosphate buffered saline (PBS) containing 3H-methyl thymidine giving a total of 20 µCi to each mouse.
Positive control substance(s):
hexyl cinnamic aldehyde (CAS No 101-86-0)
Data was processed to give group mean values for disintegrations per minute and standard deviations where appropriate. Individual and group mean disintegrations per minute values were assessed for dose response relationships by analysis of homogeneity of variance followed by one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). In the event of a significant result from the ANOVA, pairwise comparisons were performed between control and treated groups. For homogenous datasets Dunnett's Multiple Comparison test was used and for non-homogenous datasets Dunnett's T3 Multiple Comparison Method was used.

Results and discussion

Positive control results:
Stimulation index 3.80 -> result is positive

In vivo (LLNA)

Remarks on result:
other: 5% w/w : 1.08 -> result is negative 10% w/w : 0.89 -> result is negative 25% w/w : 1.37 -> result is negative

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
not sensitising
Migrated information
The test material was considered to be a non-sensitiser under the conditions of the test.