benzopyrene

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benzopyrene

(bĕn′zō-pī′rēn′, -pī-rēn′)
n.
Either of two polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with the formula C20H12, found in coal tar and cigarette smoke and isolatable as a white or yellow crystalline solid. Both are hazardous, and one is known to be a potent carcinogen. Also called benzpyrene.
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Four of these (anthracene, chrysene, benzopyrenes, and perylene; Table 4) were identified directly by comparison with results from their respective deuterated analogs.
Thus the monograph on benzopyrenes has a series of chapters on environmental occurrence and analysis of these compounds.
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