Agent Name

Benzo(k)fluoranthene

CAS Number

207-08-9

Formula

C20-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

11,12-Benzo(k)fluoranthene; 11,12-Benzofluoranthene; 2,3,1',8'-Binaphthylene; 8,9-Benzfluoranthene; 8,9-Benzofluoranthene; Dibenzo(b,jk)fluorene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Pale yellow to yellow solid; [CAMEO] Fine yellow crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Not commercially used or produced; [HSDB] "Benzo(k)fluoranthene is present as a component of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) content in the environment usually resulting from the incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic matters, especially fossil fuels and tobacco." [ICSC]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.7E-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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