B1760

Sigma-Aldrich

Benzo[a]pyrene

≥96% (HPLC)

Synonym(s):
3,4-Benzopyrene, 3,4-Benzpyrene, Benzo[def]chrysene
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
C20H12
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
252.31
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
1911333
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

assay

≥96% (HPLC)

bp

495 °C (lit.)

mp

177-180 °C (lit.)

SMILES string

c1ccc2c(c1)cc3ccc4cccc5ccc2c3c45

InChI

1S/C20H12/c1-2-7-17-15(4-1)12-16-9-8-13-5-3-6-14-10-11-18(17)20(16)19(13)14/h1-12H

InChI key

FMMWHPNWAFZXNH-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Application

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.

Packaging

1, 5 g in glass bottle
100, 250, 500 mg in glass bottle

Signal Word

Danger

RIDADR

UN 3077 9 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Ariel Revel et al.
Journal of applied toxicology : JAT, 23(4), 255-261 (2003-07-29)
Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is an agonistic ligand for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) and a major environmental carcinogen implicated in the aetiology of lung cancer through the induction of benzo[a]pyrene diol epoxidation (BPDE) and BPDE-DNA adducts. Because BaP metabolization requires cytochrome...
Audrey Barranger et al.
Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland), 9(7) (2019-07-11)
This study aimed to assess the ecotoxicological effects of the interaction of fullerene (C60) and benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P) on the marine mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis. The uptake of nC60, B[a]P and mixtures of nC60 and B[a]P into tissues was confirmed by Gas...
Yuji Fujita et al.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry, 18(3), 1194-1203 (2010-01-12)
The physiological role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is not yet fully understood, and investigation is hampered by the limited solubility of reported AhR ligands in aqueous media. To achieve improved solubility, we focused on our previous finding that planarity-disruption...
Devivasha Bordoloi et al.
Biomolecules, 9(12) (2019-12-11)
Lung cancer represents the most common cause of cancer deaths in the world, constituting around 11.6% of all new cancer cases and 18.4% of cancer-related deaths. The propensity for early spread, lack of suitable biomarkers for early diagnosis, as well...
Xin-Chun Zhao et al.
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