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BENZO(a)FLUORENE ICSC: 1453
Date of Peer Review: October 2002

11H-Benzo(a)fluorene
Chrysofluorene
alpha-Naphthofluorene
CAS # 238-84-6 C17H12
RTECS # DF6382000 Molecular mass: 216.3
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Keep in a well-ventilated room.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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BENZO(a)FLUORENE ICSC: 1453
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS PLATE LIKE CRYSTALS.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
See Notes.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 399C
Melting point: 189C
Solubility in water: very poor
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.32
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
This substance does not usually occur as a pure substance but as a component of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures. Human population studies have associated PAH's exposure with cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Do NOT take working clothes home.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999