≥96% (HPLC)

3,4-Benzopyrene, 3,4-Benzpyrene, Benzo[def]chrysene
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≥96% (HPLC)


495 °C (lit.)


177-180 °C (lit.)

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Benzo[a]pyrene (PAH), a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutant, is used as a chemical carcinogen in experimental models of cancer. Carcinogenesis depends on it′s oxidation by CYP1A1 to benzo[a]pyrenediolepoxide, that forms depurinating adducts with DNA that dissociate to form abasic lesions. Benzo[a]pyrene is a ligand for the arylhydrocarbon receptor (AhR), and some of its biological effects, including the induction of CYP1A1, appear to be mediated via activation of the AhR.


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UN 3077 9 / PGIII

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Ariel Revel et al.
Journal of applied toxicology : JAT, 23(4), 255-261 (2003-07-29)
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Audrey Barranger et al.
Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland), 9(7) (2019-07-11)
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Yuji Fujita et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 18(3), 1194-1203 (2010-01-12)
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