Toxicology and Analytical Tests




Quality Assurance System: Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)


Analytical methods

Determination of content of active substance (SANCO/3030/99 rev. 4)

Analytical method validation (SANCO/3030/99 rev. 4)

Five batch analysis (SANCO/3030/99 rev. 4)


Physico-chemical tests

Spectral data (MS, NMR, IR, UV/VIS)

State of substance (20 °C and 101.3 kPa)

Melting/freezing point (EU A.1/OECD 102)

Boiling point (EU A.2/OECD 103)

Relative density (EU A.3/OECD 109)

Vapour pressure (EU A.4/OECD 104)

Water solubility (EU A.6/OECD 105)

Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (EU A.8/OECD 107 + OECD 117)

Flash point (EU A.9) Surface tension (EU A.5/OECD 115)

Explosive properties (EU A.14)

Oxidizing properties (EU A.17)

Solubility in organic solvents (CIPAC MT 181)

Dissociation constant (OECD 112)

Viscosity (EN ISO 3140)

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Toxicological studies Acute toxicity

Acute oral toxicity - fixed dose procedure (EU B.1bis/OECD 420)

Acute oral toxicity - acute toxic class method (EU B.1tris/OECD 423)

Acute toxicity (dermal; EU B.3/OECD 402)

In vitro skin corrosion: human skin model test (EU B.40/OECD 431)

In vitro skin irritation (EU B.46/OECD 439)

 Acute toxicity: dermal irritation/corrosion (EU B.4/OECD 404)

Bovine corneal opacity and permeability test method for identifying ocular corrosives and severe

irritants (EU B.47/OECD 437)

Acute toxicity: eye irritation/corrosion (EU B.5/OECD 405)

Local lymph node assay (EU B.42 or OECD 429)

Guinea pig maximisation test (EU B.6/OECD 406)


Metabolism studies in mammals

Toxicokinetics (EU B.36 or OECD 417)


Short-term repeated dose toxicity

Repeated dose (28-days) toxicity (oral; EU B.7 or OECD 407) 



Sub-chronic toxicity 

Sub-chronic oral toxicity test (repeated dose 90-days oral toxicity study in rodents; EU B.26/OECD 408) 


Chronic toxicity 

Chronic toxicity test (EU B.30/OECD 452) 

Combined chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity studies (EU B.33/OECD 453) 


Genotoxicity studies 

Reverse mutation test using bacteria (EU B.13/14/OECD 471) 

In vitro mammalian cell micronucleus test (OECD 487) 

In vitro mammalian chromosome aberration test (EU B.10/OECD 473) 

In vitro mammalian cell gene mutation test (EU B.17/OECD 476) 

In vivo mammalian erythrocyte micronucleus test (EU B.12/OECD 474) 


Reproductive toxicity 

Prenatal developmental toxicity study (EU B.31/OECD 414) 

Two-generation reproduction toxicity test (EU B.35/OECD 416) 

Ecotoxicological studies 

Aquatic toxicity 

Acute toxicity for fish (EU C.1/OECD 203) 

Daphnia magna, acute immobilisation test (EU C.2/OECD 202) 

Algal inhibition test (EU C.3/OECD 201) 

Activated sludge respiration inhibition test (EU C.11/OECD 209) 

Daphnia magna reproduction test (EU C.20/OECD 211) 


Fate and behaviour in the environment 

Hydrolysis as a function of pH (EU C.7) 

Estimation of the adsorption coefficient (KOC) on soil and on sewage sludge using HPLC (EU C.19/OECD 121) 

Ready biodegradability - DOC die-away test (EU C.4-A/OECD 301A) 

Ready biodegradability - Closed bottle test (EU C.4-E/OECD 301D) 

Biodegradation - Zahn-Wellens test (EU C.9/OECD 302B) 


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