polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

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polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

n. Abbr. PAH
Any of a class of carcinogenic organic molecules that consist of three or more benzene rings and are commonly produced by fossil fuel combustion. Also called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon.
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GC method 8100: Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons. EPA, Washington, DC.
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One for trinitrotoluene is a colorimetric procedure, and the other for carcinogenic polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons uses the Quick Test photochemical procedure.The US Olympic Committee approved funding for a high-resolution mass spectrometer for the US Olympic drug lab at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Contamination of the soil with the likes of tar, phenolics, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and volatile aromatics (BTX) is not unusual.
In the second half of the year, during summer and fall, samples were also analyzed for polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
To plan future study designs, the RTI team will collect exposure data for chlorpyrifos and other pesticides, and for benzo(a)pyrene and other polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons.
Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons or PAH are composed of a number of benzene rings, such as napthalene with two benzene rings: [FORMULA DATA OMITTED]
They propose that these compounds, called benzthiazoles, could serve as a tracr for certain toxic chemicals called polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).