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The correct title of this article is Benzo[a]fluorene. The substitution or omission of any < > [ ] { } is because of technical restrictions.
Chemical structure of benzo[a]fluorene
CAS number 238-84-6 YesY
ChemSpider 8840 YesY
KEGG C19343 N
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Molecular formula C17H12
Molar mass 216.277 g/mol
Density 0.819 g/cm3
Melting point 189.5°C
Boiling point 405°C
Solubility in water 0.000045 g/L
Solubility soluble in diethyl ether, benzene, chloroform
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Benzo[a]fluorene (IUPAC name, 11H-Benzo[a]fluorene) is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH). It is currently listed as a Group 3 carcinogen by the IARC.[2]


  1. ^ Lide, David R. (1998), Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (87 ed.), Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp. 3–42, 8–119, ISBN 0-8493-0594-2 
  2. ^ "Benzo(a)fluorene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 32, 1983)". IARC. 17 April 1998. Retrieved 22 July 2010.