Agent Name

Naphthacene

CAS Number

92-24-0

Formula

C18-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Benzanthracene; 2,3-Benzanthrene; Benz(b)anthracene; Chrysogen; Naphthacene; Rubene; Tetracene (hydrocarbon); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

"Orange leaflets from xylene"; melting point = 341 degrees C; [Merck Index] Has slight green fluorescence in daylight; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Present in coal tar and contaminates commercial anthracene; [Merck Index] Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

An eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritant; May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin; [MSDSonline] May explode if shocked; [Hawley] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Melting point = 357 degrees C. [ChemIDplus]

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