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Document ID (ISN)40581
CIS number 83-1636
ISBN(s) 92-8-321149-9
Year 1983
Convention or series no. IARC Scientific Publications 49
Title Laboratory decontamination and destruction of carcinogens in laboratory wastes: Some polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons
Bibliographic information International Agency for Research on Cancer, 150 cours Albert-Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France, 1983. 81p. Illus. 183 ref. Price: SF.20.00.
Abstract Three methods using: potassium permanganate under acidic conditions; concentrated sulfuric acid; and aqueous saturated potassium permanganate solution, are described for the destruction of a selection of benzanthracenes, benzo(a)pyrene and 3-methylcholanthrene. The preferred method is indicated for these wastes as pure substances, in solutions in oil and various organic solvents, in aqueous solution, in spills, and as contaminants in glassware and petri dishes.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aromatic hydrocarbons; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) 7-bromomethylbenz(a)anthracene; laboratory work; IARC; benz(a)anthracene; description of technique; dibenz(a,h)anthracene; methylcholanthrene; chemical reactions; benzo(a)pyrene; 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons