Agent Name

MeIQx

Alternative Name

2-Amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo(4,5-f)quinoxaline

CAS Number

77500-04-0

Formula

C11-H11-N5

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Amino-3,8-dimethyl-3H-imidazo(4,5-f)quinoxaline; 2-Amino-3,8-dimethylimidazo(4,5-f)quinoxaline; 3,8-Dimethyl-3H-imidazo(4,5-f)quinoxalin-2-amine; 8-MeIQX; 8-Methyl-IQX; 3H-Imidazo(4,5-f)quinoxalin-2-amine, 3,8-dimethyl-; 3H-Imidazo(4,5-f)quinoxaline, 2-amino-3,8-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Yellow solid; [Toronto Research Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Strong mutagen found in broiled foods." [ChemIDplus] Naturally produced when meats are heated or cooked; Used as a research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; Suspected mutagen and carcinogen; [Toronto Research Chemicals MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.7E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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