Agent Name

Fluoranthene

CAS Number

206-44-0

Formula

C16-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-(1,8-Naphthalenediyl)benzene; 1,2-(1,8-Naphthylene)benzene; 1,2-Benzacenaphthene; Benzene, 1,2-(1,8-naphthalenediyl)-; Benzene, 1,2-(1,8-naphthylene)-; Benzo(jk)fluorene; Fluoranthene; Idryl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Pale yellow solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in coal tar and petroleum-derived asphalt; Used to make drugs and fluorescent dyes; Also used as a stabilizer in epoxy resins and in electrically insulating oils; [HSDB]

Comments

Minimal Risk Level (oral intermediate) = 0.4 mg/kg/day (Hepatic); [ATSDR] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.22E-6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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