Agent Name

Benz(a)anthracene

CAS Number

56-55-3

Formula

C18-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Benz(a)anthracene; 1,2-Benzanthracene; 1,2-Benzanthrazen [German]; 1,2-Benzanthrene; 1,2-Benzoanthracene; 2,3-Benzophenanthrene; 2,3-Benzphenanthrene; BA; Benzanthracene; Benzanthrene; Benzo(a)anthracene; Benzo(b)phenanthrene; Benzoanthracene; Naphthanthracene; Tetraphene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless or gold solid with a greenish-yellow fluorescence; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Not commercially used or produced; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] 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]

Vapor Pressure

2.1E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Suspected Human

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