Agent Name

Chrysene

CAS Number

218-01-9

Formula

C18-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,5,6-Dibenzonaphthalene; 1,2-Benzophenanthrene; 1,2-Benzphenanthrene; Benz(a)phenanthrene; Benzo(a)phenanthrene; Chrysene; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Crystals derived from distillation of coal tar; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and in research; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; [CAMEO] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

1-Hydroxypyrene (1-HP) in urine = 2.5 ug/L at end of shift at end of workweek; (Adjusted for the Pyrene to Benzo(a)pyrene ratio); 3-Hydroxybenzo(a)pyrene (3-HBAP) in urine = Nq at end of shift at end of workweek; [TLVs and BEIs]

PEL (OSHA)

0.2 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Carcinogen--No TLV; See coal tar pitch volatiles;

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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