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Main Title Analysis of Cyclopentafused Isomers of Benz(a)anthracene in Wood Smoke (Journal Version).
Author Kamens, R. M. ; Fulcher, J. N. ; Ball, L. M. ; Gold, A. ;
CORP Author North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-810849 ;EPA-R-812256; EPA/600/J-87/436;
Stock Number PB89-109656
Additional Subjects Mutagens ; Smoke ; Wood ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Air pollution ; Gas chromatography ; Isolation ; Fuel combustion ; Fluorenes ; Mass spectroscopy ; Chemical analysis ; Reprints ; Benzofluoranthene
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-109656 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 8p
A previously-unidentified peak occurring in chromatograms of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon fraction from wood smoke particulate extracts analyzed by capillary gas chromatography on a DB-5 column was found to correspond in retention index and molecular mass either to benzo(a)fluoranthene or to benzo(l)aceanthrylene, one of a series of four novel and highly mutagenic cyclopentafused isomers of benz(a)anthracene. Detailed sub-fractionation, and re-analysis on a liquid crystal capillary column, indicated that the identity of this peak was most likely to be benzo(a)fluoranthene, a compound not previously reported in woodsmoke. (Copyright (c) by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 1987.)