Agent Name

Acenaphthylene

CAS Number

208-96-8

Formula

C12-H8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acenaphthalene; Cyclopenta(de)naphthalene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless solid; [CAMEO] Light brown powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in insecticides and fungicides and in the manufacture of dyes and plastics; [CAMEO] Present in crude oil and coal tar; Produced during combustion (including natural fires), petroleum refining, and coal tar distillation; Has been detected in the atmosphere of a lumber creosote impregnation plant, at the coal preparation area of a solvent refined coal pilot plant, in an aluminum plant, and in smokehouses; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate for resins; [INCHEM EHC]

Comments

May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00668 mm Hg

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