About Benzo(a)pyrene

Chemical Names:Benzo[a]pyrene; 3,4-Benzopyrene; 50-32-8; BENZO(A)PYRENE; Benzo[pqr]tetraphene; 3,4-Benzpyrene
Molecular Formula:C20H12
Molecular Weight:252.316 g/mol
InChI Key:FMMWHPNWAFZXNH-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Drug Information:Therapeutic Uses  FDA UNII
Safety Summary:Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS)

Benzo(A)pyrene is a potent mutagen and carcinogen. It is a public health concern because of its possible effects on industrial workers, as an environmental pollutant, an as a component of tobacco smoke.
Source: MeSH
Record Name: Benzo(a)pyrene
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/680015643,4-Benzpyrene is a crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of five fused benzene rings and formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter. 3,4-Benzpyrene is primarily found in gasoline and diesel exhaust, cigarette smoke, coal tar and coal tar pitch, charcoal-broiled foods and certain other foods, amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrate pyrolysis products, soot smoke, creosote oil, petroleum asphalt and shale oils. This substance is used only for research purposes. 3,4-Benzpyrene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. (NCI0
Source: NCIt
Record Name: 3,4-Benzpyrene
URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&ns=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C29800
Description: NCI Thesaurus (NCIt) provides reference terminology for many systems. It covers vocabulary for clinical care, translational and basic research, and public information and administrative activities.

Benzo[a]pyrene, also known as 3, 4-Benzopyrene or 3, 4-BP, is classified as a member of the Benzopyrenes. Benzopyrenes are organic compounds containing a benzene fused to a pyrene(benzo[def]phenanthrene) ring system. Benzo[a]pyrene is formally rated as a carcinogenic (IARC 1) potentially toxic compound. Benzo[a]pyrene is a crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of five fused benzene rings and formed during the incomplete combustion of organic matter. Benzo[a]pyrene is primarily found in gasoline and diesel exhaust, cigarette smoke, coal tar and coal tar pitch, charcoal-broiled foods and certain other foods, amino acids, fatty acids and carbohydrate pyrolysis products, soot smoke, creosote oil, petroleum asphalt and shale oils. This substance is used only for research purposes. Benzo[a]pyrene is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen (NCI05). Its diol epoxide metabolites (more commonly known as BPDE) react and bind to DNA, resulting in mutations and eventually cancer. It is listed as a Group 1 carcinogen by the IARC. In the 18th century a scrotal cancer of chimney sweepers, the chimney sweeps’ carcinoma, was already connected to soot.
Source: Human Metabolome Database (HMDB)
Record Name: Benzo[a]pyrene
URL: http://www.hmdb.ca/metabolites/HMDB0062469Description: The Human Metabolome Database (HMDB) is a freely available electronic database containing detailed information about small molecule metabolites found in the human body.

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