National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Benzo(b)fluoranthene - 11158-W


CASRN: 205-99-2

Related: BENZ(J)FLUORANTHENE (CAS 205-82-3)

Formula: C20-H12

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2,3-Benzfluoranthene

Known Uses

Research chemical. occurs in marine organisms, coal tar. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (204614)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger, E., Anderson, B., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., and Mortelman, K. Salmonella Mutagenicity Tests V. Results from the Testing of 311 Chemicals Environ. Molec. Mutagen. Vol. 19 (Suppl 21) (1992) 2-141
    •  Positive 
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