Agent Name

9,10-Phenanthrenedione

Alternative Name

Phenanthrenequinone

CAS Number

84-11-7

Formula

C14-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

9,10-Phenanthraquinone; 9,10-Phenanthrenequinone; 9-10 Phenanthrene quinone; Phenanthraquinone; Phenanthrene, 9,10-dihydro-9,10-dioxo; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Orange-red solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyes, as a hardener for dental restoration, for the determination of copper by spectrophotometric method, and for organic synthesis; [HSDB] Used as fungicide, bactericide, and wood preservative; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons"; Acute toxicity of PAHs is low; PAHs may cause photosensitivity and may cause cancer after chronic exposure; [HSDB] No evidence of teratogenicity in mice; No information available on effects to human reproduction or lactation; [REPROTOX] Causes other changes in respiration and effect on inflammation in acute intratracheal study of mice; [RTECS] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.33E-8 mm Hg

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