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EC number: 292-604-8
CAS number: 90640-82-7
The oil remaining after the removal, by a crystallization process, of an anthracene-rich solid (anthracene paste) from anthracene oil. It is composed primarily of two, three and four membered aromatic compounds.
Guinea pig maximisation test with the test substance Creosote SNCF:
Result of skin sensitisation test (Challenge)
Number of animals with signs of allergic reactions /number of animals in group
Positive control (not concurrent)
scored after 24 h
0/10average score 0.0
17/19average score 1.2
5/5average score 2.6
scored after 48 h
6/19average score 0.4
5/5average score 2.3
*Scoring system: Draize
0 = no reaction; 1 = slight
erythema; 2 = well visible erythema; 3 = moderate erythema; 4 = strong
A spontaneous death occurred in one
female animal on day 9 with no relation to the treatment.After
challenge with the test article, there was a brownish discolouration at
the site of application and, additionally, dryness of the skinafter 48 h
Discolouration but no dryness is also
reported for the not-induced control group.
The induced animals showed slight to
well defined erythema (definition see table below):
h after challenge exposure: 5/19 score 2, 12/19 score 1 and 2/19 score 0 and
h after challenge exposure: 1/19 score 2, 5/19 score 1, and 13/19 score
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