Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association

Repeated dose toxicity and developmental toxicity of diisopropanolamine to rats.

PMID 17507134


The repeated dose oral and dermal toxicity of diisopropanolamine (DIPA) was evaluated in rats and compared to the reported toxicity of the related secondary alcohol amine, diethanolamine (DEA). Fischer 344/DuCrl rats were given up to 750 mg/kg/day by dermal application, 5 days/week, for 4 weeks; or up to 1,000 mg DIPA/kg/day by drinking water for 13 weeks to evaluate potential toxic effects. Time-mated female CRL:CD(SD) rats were given up to 1,000 mg/kg/day by gavage on gestation days (GD) 6-20 for evaluation of maternal and fetal effects. In the dermal toxicity study, no adverse treatment-related in-life effects other than mild irritation at the site of dermal application at >or= 500 mg/kg/day were observed. There were no systemic effects in rats given up to 750 mg/kg/day. In the subchronic oral toxicity study, the most significant effects were an increase in absolute and relative kidney weights, unaccompanied by histopathologic changes, at >or= 500 mg/kg/day DIPA. The latter effect was ameliorated following a 4-week recovery period. In the developmental toxicity study, there were no maternal or developmental effects at any dose level evaluated. The toxicity of DIPA contrasts with that of DEA which has been shown to affect a number of organ systems when repeatedly administered orally or dermally at similar or lower dosages.

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