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Research chemical

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Research chemicals are chemical substances scientists use for medical and scientific research purposes. One characteristic of a research chemical is that it is for laboratory research use only; a research chemical is not intended for human or veterinary use. This distinction is required on the labels of research chemicals and exempts them from regulation under parts 100-740 in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR).[1]


Agricultural research chemicals[edit]

Research agrochemicals are created and evaluated to select effective substances for commercial off-the-shelf end-user products. Many research agrochemicals are never publicly marketed. Agricultural research chemicals often use sequential code names.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Code of Federal Regulations Title 21". Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ Merrell, Paul (Winter 1981). "Warning!" (PDF). NCAP News. 2 (3): 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-23.
  3. ^ List of proprietary substances and nonfood compounds authorized for use under USDA inspection and grading programs. United States Food Safety and Inspection Service. 1993.