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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Chemistry and Carcinogenicity


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Cancer Research

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521292047
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  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, many of which have been identified as potent human carcinogens, occur widely in the environment as a result of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic matter. Major sources of emissions arise from wood and coal burning, automobiles, heat and power plants, and refuse burning. Their widespread occurrence in the air and in food and water underlines the importance of understanding their role as causes of human cancer. This 1991 volume was the first to review the chemical properties of these carcinogens and to relate their carcinogenic activity to their metabolic by-products within the body. The emphasis throughout is on those recent findings, newer methods and techniques which helped to illuminate the process of carcinogenesis. The volume is suitable for anyone with a professional interest in the chemistry and metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, environmental chemistry and chemical carcinogenesis.

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    03rd Mar 2018 by Lehovec

    este ariculo me gusto ya que tiene todo lo especifico para los hidrocarburos aromaticos policiclicos

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521292047
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Nomenclature
    2. Environmental occurrence and cancer
    3. Structure-activity relationships
    4. Metabolic activation, DNA binding, and mechanisms of carcinogenesis
    5. Molecular properties of polyarenes
    6. Chemical reactivity
    7. General synthetic methods
    8. Alterant tetracyclic polyarenes
    9. Alterant pentacyclic polyarenes
    10. Alternant hexacylic polyarenes
    11. Nonalternant polyarenes
    12. Arene oxides and imines
    13. Dihydrodiols
    14. Diol epoxides
    15. Other oxidized metabolites

  • Author

    Ronald G. Harvey

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