Benzanthracene; Benzanthrene; 1,2-Benzanthracene; Benzo[b]phenanthrene; Tetraphene
|Melting point||158 °C (316 °F; 431 K)|
|Boiling point||438 °C (820 °F; 711 K)|
|Flash point||209.1 °C (408.4 °F; 482.2 K)|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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In February 2014, NASA announced a greatly upgraded database for tracking polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including Benz[a]anthracene, in the universe. According to scientists, more than 20% of the carbon in the universe may be associated with PAHs, possible starting materials for the formation of life. PAHs seem to have been formed shortly after the Big Bang, are widespread throughout the universe, and are associated with new stars and exoplanets.
- Tetracene, also known as benzo[b]anthracene
- Hoover, Rachel (February 21, 2014). "Need to Track Organic Nano-Particles Across the Universe? NASA's Got an App for That". NASA. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- Toxic Substances Portal - Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons A resource summarizing many toxicological aspects of benzanthracene and other polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
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