Benzo(e)pyrene

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The correct title of this article is Benzo[e]pyrene. The substitution or omission of any brackets is because of technical restrictions.
Benzo[e]pyrene
Benzo[e]pyrene
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Names
IUPAC name
Benzo[e]pyrene
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.005.358
KEGG
Properties
C20H12
Molar mass 252.32 g·mol−1
Density 1.286 g/cm3
Hazards
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[e]pyrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C20H12. It is listed as a Group 3 carcinogen by the IARC.

In February 2014, NASA announced a greatly upgraded database for tracking polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including Benzo[e]pyrene, 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.[1]

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References[edit]

  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.