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CAS RN: 50-32-8 | Product Number: B0085

3,4-Benzopyrene (purified by sublimation)

Purity: >95.0%(GC)
  • Benzo[a]pyrene (purified by sublimation)
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Product Number B0085
Purity / Analysis Method >95.0%(GC)
Molecular Formula / Molecular Weight C__2__0H__1__2 = 252.32  
Physical State (20 deg.C) Solid
CAS RN 50-32-8
Reaxys Registry Number 1911333
PubChem Substance ID 87563286
SDBS (AIST Spectral DB) 3308
Merck Index (14) 1103
MDL Number


Appearance Light yellow to Amber to Dark green powder to crystal
Purity(GC) min. 95.0 %
Melting point 176.0 to 180.0 °C
Properties (reference)
Melting Point 176 °C
Boiling Point 496 °C
Solubility in water Insoluble
Solubility (soluble in) Toluene,Benzene,Ether
Solubility (slightly sol. in) Alcohol
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Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H373 : May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H317 : May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H340 : May cause genetic defects.
H350 : May cause cancer.
H360FD : May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.
H410 : Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary Statements P273 : Avoid release to the environment.
P260 : Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P201 : Obtain special instructions before use.
P280 : Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P391 : Collect spillage.
P308 + P313 : IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/ attention.
Related Laws:
EC Number 200-028-5
RTECS# DJ3675000
Transport Information:
UN Number UN3077
Class 9
Packing Group III
HS Number 2902900000
Reagent for lung carcinoma model

Induction of benign and malignant pulmonary tumours in mice with benzo(a)pyrene.

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Effect of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) on syndecan-1 expression and its chemoprotective effect in benzo(α)pyrene-induced lung cancer mice model.

D. Ramya, Siddikuzzaman, V. M. Grace, Immunopharmacol. Immunotoxicol. 2012, 34, 6, 1020.

Use of p53 transgenic mice in the development of cancer models for multiple purposes.

R. A. Lubet, Z. Zhang, R. W. Wiseman, M. You, Exp. Lung Res. 2000, 26, 8, 581.

Capsaicin inhibits benzo(a)pyrene-induced lung carcinogenesis in an in vivo mouse model.

P. Anandakumar, S. Kamaraj, S. Jagan, G. Ramakrishnan, S. Asokkumar, C. Naveenkumar, S. Raghunandhakumar, T. Devaki, Inflamm. Res. 2012, 61, 11, 1169.

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