|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||256.34 g mol−1|
|Melting point||122 to 123 °C (252 to 253 °F; 395 to 396 K)|
|S-phrases||S53 S36/37 S45|
|Main hazards||T (Toxic)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
|(what is: / ?)|
7,12-Dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) is an immunosuppressor and a powerful organ-specific laboratory carcinogen. DMBA is widely used in many research laboratories studying cancer. DMBA serves as a tumor initiator. Tumor promotion can be induced with treatments of 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) in some models of two-stage carcinogenesis. This allows for a greatly accelerated rate of tumor growth, making many cancer studies possible.
- 7,12-Dimethylbenz(a)anthracene at Sigma-Aldrich
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