International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Summaries & Evaluations
VOL.: 33 (1984) (p. 179)
CAS No.: 602-60-8
Chem. Abstr. Name: Anthracene, 9-nitro-
5. Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation
5.1 Experimental data
No study of the carcinogenicity of 9-nitroanthracene to experimental
animals was available to the Working Group.
9-Nitroanthracene was mutagenic to Salmonella typhimurium in the
presence and absence of an exogenous metabolic system.
5.2 Human data
Environmental exposure to 9-nitroanthracene occurs, as it is a
constituent of particulate matter in diesel exhaust and in urban air
and has been found in one type of carbon black that is no longer
produced commercially. 9-Nitroanthracene is produced only for
No case report or epidemiological study was available to the Working
No data were available to evaluate the carcinogenicity of
9-nitroanthracene to humans or to experimental animals.
No evaluation of the carcinogenicity of 9-nitroanthracene to humans
could be made.
Subsequent evaluation: Suppl. 7 (1987) (p. 67: Group 3)
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