Aliphatic Carcinogens. Structural Bases and Biological by Joseph C. Arcos, Yin-Tak Woo, Mary F. Argus

By Joseph C. Arcos, Yin-Tak Woo, Mary F. Argus

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89) have determined the hy­ drolysis rates of several haloethers. 35 min - 1 and half-lives shorter than 2 min. Kinetic studies of the hydrolysis of bis(chloromethyl) ether by Tou and co-workers confirmed the above finding. In neutral aqueous solution, the i1/2 was 280, 38, and 7 sec at 0°C, 20°C, and 40°C, respectively. Hydrolysis was faster in alkaline solution and slower in acid solution (90). Chloromethyl methyl ether is even more reactive than bis(chloromethyl) ether. Its half-life in aqueous solution cannot be directly measured with accuracy.

P. 1 Carcinogenic Cross-Linking Agents and Alkyl Donors marizes the physical properties of seven of the most important compounds of this class. Dialkyl sulfates are highly reactive; they readily break down by hydrolysis or heterolysis to yield alkyl cations and the stable monoalkyl sulfate (159). CH3 H3C-C-/ 0 Vo-CH2-CH-0-S-0-CH2-CH2-CI CH3 ~~ CH3 Aramite Aramite is unstable under strong sunlight; it hydrolyzes in alkaline solution to yield l-(4-f-butylphenoxy)-propan-2-ol, ethylene glycol, and inorganic sulfite (160).

In a more recent report, Eger et al. (130) refuted the carcinogenicity of isoflurane because they concluded that the control group used in Corbett's study was improper. Eger and associates investigated more critically the inhalational carcinogenicity of methoxyflurane, isoflurane, and enflurane using a large number (close to 2,000) of ICR Swiss mice. None of these haloethers has been found to elicit any significant carcinogenic effect. Environmental Significance. 1 Carcinogenic Cross-Linking Agents and Alkyl Donors the laboratory as intermediates in organic synthesis, and in hospitals as volatile anesthetic gases.

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