Agent Name

8-Methylbenz(a)anthracene

CAS Number

2381-31-9

Formula

C19-H14

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

8-Methylbenzanthracene; 5-Methyl-1,2-benzanthracene; Benz(a)anthracene, 8-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Yellow solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in biochemical research; Produced from the incomplete combustion of organic material; Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons"; Acute toxicity of PAHs is low; PAHs may cause photosensitivity and may cause cancer after chronic exposure; [HSDB] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.05E-7 mm Hg

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