Methyl red was mutagenic in the bacterial Ames test with Salmonella typhimurium following metabolic activation. Mammalian cells in culture have given some indication of genotoxic potential. Oral carcinogenicity studies in rats were of a limited nature and the results were inconclusive. Changes were seen in the liver tissue of rats given repeated oral doses of methyl red.

Date of Publication: 1993

Number of Pages: 3

CAS Number*: 493-52-7

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