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Title: Benzo[e]pyrene
CAS Registry Number: 192-97-2
Additional Names: 1,2-Benzpyrene; 4,5-benzpyrene
Molecular Formula: C20H12
Molecular Weight: 252.31
Percent Composition: C 95.21%, H 4.79%
Literature References: Constituent of coal tar, q.v. Isoln: Cook et al., J. Chem. Soc. 1933, 396. Synthesis: Cook, Hewett, ibid. 398; Clar, Ber. 76, 609 (1943); Buchta, Kröger, Ann. 705, 190 (1967). NMR spectra: Cobb, Memory, J. Chem. Phys. 47, 2020 (1967). Review: Clar, Polycyclic Hydrocarbons Vol. 2, (Academic Press, New York, 1964) p 127. Review of toxicology and human exposure: Toxicological Profile for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PB95-264370, 1995) 487 pp.
Properties: Prisms or plates from benzene, mp 178-179°.
Melting point: mp 178-179°

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