Microtox Testing of Thirteen Replacement Candidates for Methylenedianiline, August-September 2018
Technical Report,01 Aug 2018,30 Sep 2018
Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground United States
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The toxicological properties of 13 replacement candidates for 4, 4-methylenedianiline MDA are under assessment. MDA is a compound used in the preparation of a polymer resin, PMR-15, which is used in the fabrication of high temperature-resistant parts for rockets and similar applications. MDA is mutagenic and is a high priority for replacement with non-mutagenic substitutes. The aquatic toxicity of these 13 candidates was predicted using the Microtox Acute Toxicity Test System, a bioluminescent bacterial aquatic toxicity test. Data from this study are used to assist in making environmental and health-based decisions regarding the design and selection of formulas and materials for future development of new munition compounds.
- Environmental Health and Safety