Agent Name

Benzanthrone

CAS Number

82-05-3

Formula

C17-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,9-Benzanthrone; 7-Oxobenz(de)anthracene; 7H-Benz(de)anthracen-7-one; 7H-Benz(de)anthracene-7-one; 7H-Benzo(de)anthracen-7-one; Benzanthrenone; Benzoanthrone; DYE, benzanthrone; MS-Benzanthrone; Mesobenzanthrone; Naphthanthrone; Naphthanthrone (VAN); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Pale yellow solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the manufacture of dyes; [Merck Index] Has been found in the atmosphere in an aluminum plant and is one of the most common chemicals detected at superfund sites; [HSDB]

Comments

Low acute but high sub-chronic toxicity in rats, mice, and rabbits manifesting by damage to blood and liver; Histopathological and biochemical changes observed in blood, liver, testes, kidneys, and urinary bladder in 30-day feeding study of guinea pigs; [HSDB] May cause irritation to eyes, skin, upper respiratory tract, and mucous membranes; [CAMEO] A mild skin and moderate eye irritant; Causes changes in hepatic microsomal mixed oxidase, other transferases, and other enzymes when applied to skin of mice intermittently for 34 weeks; Causes impaired liver function, changes in liver and bladder weight, and changes in erythrocyte count in 30 and 90 day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and severe eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.21E-7 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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