Agent Name

Azoxyethane

CAS Number

16301-26-1

Formula

C4-H10-N2-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Azoxyaethan [German]; Diazene, diethyl-, 1-oxide; Ethane, azoxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Sources/Uses

Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes marked teratogenic effects when administered to pregnant rats at critical times of embryogenesis (i.e. days 8-10 post-coitum) and carcinogenesis if administered later (i.e. days 10-12); Repeated SC injection or oral dosing to pregnant rats produces malignant tumors of brain, olfactory bulb, mammary glands, and liver as well as leukemia in offspring; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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