National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Benzo(k)fluoranthene - 207089


CASRN: 207-08-9

Formula: C20-H12

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Fluoranthene

Known Uses

Research chemical. occurs in roasted coffee, marine organisms . 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  (023963)  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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