Agent Name

1-Methylpyrene

CAS Number

2381-21-7

Formula

C17-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Methylpyrene; Pyrene, 1-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Brown-green solid; [CAMEO] Off-white crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"Coal tar pitch volatiles are products of the distillation of bituminous coal and contain polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons." Low concentrations of 1-methylpyrene have been measured in diesel exhausts, coal combustion, industrial sediment, contaminated soil, urban air, charcoal grilling, mesquite smoke, hickory smoke, aluminum anode plant emissions, vegetable oils, lettuce, fish, mussels, and the common elder duck; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes liver tumors in mice after intraperitoneal injections; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS." See "Coal tar pitch volatiles."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.75E-6 mm Hg

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