Agent Name

Fluorene

CAS Number

86-73-7

Formula

C13-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2'-Methylenebiphenyl; 2,3-Benzindene; 9H-Fluorene; Diphenylenemethane; Methane, diphenylene-; o-Biphenylenemethane; o-Biphenylmethane; [ChemIDplus] alpha- Diphenylenemethane; [Hawley] UN3077

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

White solid; Fluorescent when impure; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make resins and dyes; [HSDB]

Comments

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

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0006 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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