Agent Name

Benzo(e)pyrene

CAS Number

192-97-2

Formula

C20-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Benzopyrene; 1,2-Benzopyrene (VAN); 1,2-Benzpyrene; 1,2-Benzpyrene (VAN); 4,5-Benzopyrene; 4,5-Benzpyrene; 9,10-Benzpyrene; B(e)P; Benz(e)pyrene; Benzo(l)pyrene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Insoluble in water (0.0063 mg/L at 25 deg C; [ChemIDplus] Fine, slightly yellow crystals; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

A constituent of coal tar; [Merck Index] Used in biochemical research; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.7E-9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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