Agent Name

Anthanthrene

CAS Number

191-26-4

Formula

C22-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anthanthren [German]; Anthranthrene; Dibenzo(cd,jk)pyrene; Dibenzo(def,mno)chrysene.; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Golden-yellow, odorless solid; [CHEMINFO] Golden-yellow crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; Present in fossil fuels, coal tar, cigarette smoke, coal smoke, gasoline engine exhaust, high-protein foods, barbecue smoke, charcoal-broiled meats, vegetable oils and fats, sewage sludge, dried lake sediments, various lubricating oils, used motor oils, and urban air; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

May cause irritation and photosensitization; [MSDSonline] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.75E-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoirritant

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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