Direct-acting carcinogen search

Katherine Neufield kn1697 at compaq.net
Wed Mar 1 10:30:30 EST 2000

I was wondering if anyone knows of a relatively common direct-acting
carcinogen for an Ames test that I will be doing as part of an exercise for
my graduate course.

I realize that alkyl and aryl epoxides, lactones, sulfate esters,
nitrosamides, nitrosoureas, and platinum amine chelates all are examples of
direct-acting carcinogens.  However, if you know of a specific and
relatively inexpensive and common compound that could be used for this
purpose, it would be much appreciated.


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