Agent Name

Acenaphthene

CAS Number

83-32-9

Formula

C12-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,8-Dihydroacenaphthalene; Ethylenenaphthalene; 1,2-Dihydroacenaphthylene; 1,8-Dihydroacenaphthalene; 1,8-Ethylenenaphthalene; AI3-00128; Acenaphthene; Naphthyleneethylene; peri-Ethylenenaphthalene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

White needles; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Derived from coal tar and used as a chemical intermediate in the production of dyes, plastics, insecticides, fungicides, and pharmaceuticals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Irritating to the skin and mucous membranes; May cause kidney and liver injury after chronic exposure; [CAMEO] Minimal Risk Level (oral dose for 15-364 days) = 0.6 mg/kg/day (hepatic); [ATSDR] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Reference Link

ATSDR - Public Health Statement: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00215 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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