Agent Name

7-Methylbenz(a)anthracene

CAS Number

2541-69-7

Formula

C19-H14

Major Category

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Synonyms

7-Methylbenzanthracene; 10-Methyl-1,2-benzanthracen [German]; 10-Methyl-1,2-benzanthracene; 3,4-Benz-9-methylanthracene; 7-MBA; 7-Methylbenz(a)anthracene; 7-Methylbenzo(a)anthracene; 7-Monomethylbenz(a)anthracene; Benz(a)anthracene, 7-methyl-; Methylbenz(a)anthracene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in biochemical research; Produced from the incomplete combustion of organic material; Not commercially produced in the US; [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] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.1E-7 mm Hg

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