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Benzopyrene is a polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) found in coal tar. Benzopyrene is a known carcinogen. The metbolism of Benzopyrene results in diol epoxides that react and bind to DNA forming adducts which in turns leads to mutations and eventually cancer.
Catalog #003311
FormYellow Solid
Melting Point174-176°C
CAS Number50-32-8
Molecular FormulaC20H12
Molecular Weight252.31
Important NoteThis product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological. Toxicity and Hazards: All products should be handled by qualified personnel only, trained in laboratory procedures.
Alternate namesBenzo[a]pyrene; 3,4-Benz[a]pyrene; 3,4-Benzopyrene; 3,4-Benzpyrene; 4,5-Benzpyrene; 6,7-Benzopyrene; BaP; Benz[a]pyrene; Benzo[d,e,f]chrysene; Benzopyrene; NSC 21914;

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