Benz(a)anthracene

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Benz[a]anthracene
Benzanthracene.png
Ball-and-stick model of the benz[a]anthracene molecule
Names
Preferred IUPAC name
Tetraphene[1]
Other names
Benz[a]anthracene
Benzanthracene
Benzanthrene
1,2-Benzanthracene
Benzo[b]phenanthrene
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.000.255
KEGG
UNII
Properties
C18H12
Molar mass 228.29 g·mol−1
Appearance White solid
Density 1.19 g/cm3
Melting point 158 °C (316 °F; 431 K)
Boiling point 438 °C (820 °F; 711 K)
Hazards
Flash point 209.1 °C (408.4 °F; 482.2 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Benz[a]anthracene or benzo[a]anthracene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C18H12.[2]


Benz(a)anthracene is a carcinogenic constituent of tobacco smoke.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry : IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013 (Blue Book). Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry. 2014. p. 208. doi:10.1039/9781849733069-FP001. ISBN 978-0-85404-182-4. 
  2. ^ The MAK-Collection for Occupational Health and Safety. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. 2002. doi:10.1002/3527600418.mb5655e0027/pdf. ISBN 9783527600410. 
  3. ^ Talhout, Reinskje; Schulz, Thomas; Florek, Ewa; Van Benthem, Jan; Wester, Piet; Opperhuizen, Antoon (2011). "Hazardous Compounds in Tobacco Smoke". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 8 (12): 613–628. doi:10.3390/ijerph8020613. ISSN 1660-4601. PMC 3084482Freely accessible. PMID 21556207. 

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