Agent Name

Benzo(b)fluoranthene

CAS Number

205-99-2

Formula

C20-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3-Benzfluoranthene; 2,3-Benzofluoranthene; 2,3-Benzofluoranthrene; 3,4-Benz(e)acephenanthrylene; 3,4-Benzfluoranthene; 3,4-Benzofluoranthene; B(b)F; Benz(e)acephenanthrylene; Benzo(e)fluoranthene; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Needles (recrystallized from benzene, toluene, or glacial acetic acid); [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

No commercial use; [ACGIH] Research chemical; [HSDB] A by-product of incomplete combustion; Occurs in fossil fuels, cigarette smoke, motor vehicle exhaust, coal tars, furnace exhausts, broiled and smoked foods, and polluted air, water, and soil; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

1-Hydroxypyrene (1-HP) in urine = 2.5 ug/L at end of shift at end of workweek; (Adjusted for the Pyrene to Benzo(a)pyrene ratio); 3-Hydroxybenzo(a)pyrene (3-HBAP) in urine = Nq at end of shift at end of workweek; [TLVs and BEIs]

Vapor Pressure

5.0E-7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 167-168 deg C; No TLV (suspected human carcinogen); [ACGIH] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Suspected Human

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