Agent Name

1,2-Benzofluorene

CAS Number

238-84-6

Formula

C17-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzo(a)fluorene; Benzo(a)fluorene (VAN); Chrysofluorene; alpha-Naphthofluorene; 11H-Benzo(a)fluorene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless solid; [ICSC] Plate-like crystals, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Occurs naturally in by-products of incomplete combustion; Present in tobacco smoke, engine exhausts, lubrication oil, and sewage sludge; [CHEMINFO] Occurs in a mixture of polyaromatic hydrocarbons; [ICSC]

Comments

See "Coal tar pitch volatiles." See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.68E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 189-190 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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