BENZ[A]ANTHRACENE†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 56-55-3
Formula

C₁₈H₁₂

Synonyms

tetraphene; 1,2-benzanthracene; benzanthrene; benzanthracene; benzo[a]anthracene

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless leaflets or plates or coarse gold powder with a greenish-yellow fluorescence.
Boiling point 815°F Molecular weight 228.29
Freezing point/melting point 315-318°F Vapor pressure
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating NFPA fire rating
NFPA reactivity rating NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 0350
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
Notes

OSHA staff, please contact the SLTC before sampling (801) 233-4900.

Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method

Limit the amount of bulk submitted to 1 g or 1 mL.

On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA

0.2 mg/m³

REL-TWA

0.1 mg/m³ (cyclohexane-extractable fraction)

TLV-TWA

Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible. [1990]

PEL-TWA
PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

NA

Notes:

As Coal tar pitch volatiles (benzene soluble fraction), anthracene, BaP, phenanthrene, acridine, chrysene, pyrene [65966-93-2]. See 29 CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-1 and 29 CFR 1910.1002 Coal tar pitch volatiles; interpretation of term.

Notes:

As Coal tar pitch volatiles [65996-93-2]. CARCINOGEN (Ca); See Appendix A and Appendix C - Supplementary Exposure Limits

Notes:

BEI®

Notes:

Not established

Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: EPA-B2, IARC-2B, NTP-R, TLV-A2, NIOSH-Ca Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Benz[a]anthracene

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Coal tar pitch volatiles

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Benz[a]anthracene. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 12/17/2020