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Table 1 Information on the PAHs measured in this study

From: Evaluation of the genotoxicity of PM2.5 collected by a high-volume air sampler with impactor

PAHs Abbreviation Number of benzene rings Vapor pressure* (Pa at 25 °C) Target ion mass (m/z) Retention time (min) IARC classify Mutagenicity**
Naphthalene Nap 2 10.4 128 9.6 2B
Acenaphthylene Acy 3 8.9 × 10–1 152 12.6 (?)
Acenaphthene Ace 3 2.9 × 10–1 153 12.8 (?)
Fluorene Flu 3 9.0 × 10–2 166 13.9 3
Phenanthrene Phe 3 1.6 × 10–2 178 16.5 3 (?)
Anthracene Ant 3 8.0 × 10–4 178 16.6 3
Fluoranthene FLN 4 1.2 × 10–3 202 20.0 3 +
Pyrene Pyr 4 6.0 × 10–4 202 20.8 3 (?)
Benzo [a]anthracene BaA 4 2.8 × 10–5 228 24.5 2A +
Chrysene Chy 4 8.4 × 10–5(at 20 °C) 228 24.8 3 +
Benzo [b]fluoranthene BbF 5 6.7 × 10–5 252 27.8 2B +
Benzo [k]fluoranthene BkF 5 1.3 × 10–8(at 20 °C) 252 27.9 2B +
Benzo [a]pyrene BaP 5 7.3 × 10–7 252 29.0 2A +
Dibenzo [a,h]anthracene dBahA 5 1.3 × 10–8 278 33.3 2A +
Indeno[1,2,3-c,d]pyrene IndP 6 1.3 × 10–8 276 33.3 2B +
Benzo [ghi]perylene BghiP 6 1.4 × 10–8 276 35.0 3 +
  1. *: International programme on chemical safety environmental health criteria 202 selected non-heterocyclic policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Table 4 [37]
  2. **: International programme on chemical safety environmental health criteria 202 selected non-heterocyclic policyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Table 2 [37]
  3. +: Positive, −: Negative, (?): Questionable