Mutagenicity of a new hair dye ingredient: 4-ethoxy-m-phenylenediamine

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Science  15 Feb 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4433, pp. 907-908
DOI: 10.1126/science.6986651


An ingredient recently introduced in hair dyes, 4-ethoxy-m-phenylenediamine, is mutagenic in histidine-requiring strains of Salmonella typhimurium. Its mutagenic activity is similar to that of the hair dye ingredient is apparently replaced, 4-methoxy-m-phenylenediamine.