Agent Name

Dibenzothiophene

CAS Number

132-65-0

Formula

C12-H8-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(1,1'-Biphenyl)-2,2'-diyl sulfide; 2,2'-Biphenylylene sulfide; 9-Thiafluorene; Dibenzo(b,d)thiophene; Diphenylene sulfide; alpha-Thiafluorene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] White crystalline powder with a stench; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; [Hawley]

Comments

There is no data available on cancer in humans. There is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. Dibenzothiophene is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity in humans. [IARC, Vol. 103, 2013] Classified as a heterocyclic aromatic compound; [HSDB] Effects in lethal-dose animal studies include general anesthesia, coma, and fatty liver degeneration; [RTECS] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000205 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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