Phenanthren [German]; Phenanthrin; Ravatite; Coal tar pitch volatiles: phenanthrene; [ChemIDplus] UN3077
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Colorless solid; [Hawley] Faint aromatic odor; solutions exhibit a blue fluorescence; [CAMEO] White solid; [MSDSonline]
Used to make dyestuffs, explosives, phenanthrenequinone, and drugs; [Hawley]
Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] May cause skin photosensitization; [Merck Index] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include abnormal liver function tests; [MSDSonline] See "POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS."
0.000121 mm Hg
Flash point = 171 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
PICD (photoirritant contact dermatitis)
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: