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Fluorene

Fluorene is a component of corn silk, diesel exhaust, and dyestuffs.

Chemical Formula: C13H10
Layman's explanation: Fluorene is a white solid commonly found in diesel fumes and cornsilk. The phytochemical components of cornsilk are commonly used as diuretics, stimulants, tonics, and sedatives. Fluorene is also used in resinous products, dyestuffs, and as a chemical intermediate. While this polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon, PAH, is combustible, it will burn but not readily ignite. Fluorene is insoluble in water and stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Strong oxidizing agents should, however, be avoided. The EPA inventories fluorine under the Toxic Substance Control Act, TSCA. No data is available on the teratogenicity, mutagenicity, or neurotoxicity to humans as the toxicological properties have not been fully investigated. Contact may cause irritation to the eyes, skin, respiratory, and digestive track. Plenty of water should be flushed over affected surfaces, and milk ingested as necessary.
Keywords: PAH, diesel fumes, corn silk

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