Agent Name

7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene

CAS Number

57-97-6

Formula

C20-H16

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Dimethyl-2,3-benzphenanthrene; 6,7-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene; 7,12-DMBA; 7,12-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene; 7,12-Dimethyl-1:2-benz(a)anthracene; 7,12-Dimethylbenzanthracene; 7,12-Dimethylbenzanthrancene; 7,12-Dimethylbenzo(a)anthracene; 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthracene; 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthrazen; 9,10-Dimethyl-1,2-benzanthrazen [German]; 9,10-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene; Benz(a)anthracene, 7,12-dimethyl-; Benz(a)anthracene, 9,10-dimethyl-; DMBA; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Solid with a greenish-yellow tinge; [HSDB] Greenish-yellow or yellow odorless solid; [CAMEO] Light yellow powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in biochemical research; [HSDB]

Comments

Evidence of carcinogenicity and mutagenicity in experimental animals; Emergency treatment: "Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons"; Acute toxicity of PAHs is low; PAHs may cause photosensitivity and may cause cancer after chronic exposure; [HSDB] Adversely effects embryonic and fetal development in rodents and can induce cancer in offspring; No information available on effects to human reproduction or lactation; [REPROTOX] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.0E-7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 86 deg C; [CAMEO]

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