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The correct title of this article is Benzo[b]fluoranthene. The substitution or omission of any brackets is because of technical restrictions.
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Molar mass 252.3093
Appearance white powder
Density 1.286 g/cm3
Melting point 168 °C (334 °F; 441 K)
Flash point 228.6 °C (443.5 °F; 501.8 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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Benzo[b]fluoranthene is an organic compound with the chemical formula C20H12. Classified as a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), it is a colourless solid that is poorly soluble in most solvents. Impure samples can appear off white. Closely related isomeric compounds include benzo(a)fluoranthene, benzo(e)fluoranthene, benzo(j)fluoranthene, and benzo(k)fluoranthene.

More than 20% of the carbon in the universe may be associated with PAHs, including the benzofluoranthenes.[1]


  1. ^ 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.