aromatic hydrocarbon

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Noun1.aromatic hydrocarbon - a hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds
benzene, benzine, benzol - a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are assembly of organic compounds which are abundantly present in the atmosphere of heavily populated areas which are having vehicular exhausts as well (Zheng, 2009).
According to the researchers Chisom Obasi, Nkechi Okoye, Uche Ekpunobi and Rosemary Arinze of the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences in the research titled 'Distribution and Risk Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Contamination Arising from Uncontrolled Electronic Waste Recycling in Aba, Nigeria,' the objective of the research was to study the level of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils and the potential human health and ecological risk assessed.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule that helps to chemically link simple carbon-based molecules and truly massive ones known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.
One example of these are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are considered as priority pollutants by the European Union (EU) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because they are carcinogenic and they can genetically mutate [3, 5-8] and what is more, these compounds could activate oxidative stress of DNA, hence damaging metabolic activation and the generation of reactive kinds of oxygen [9, 10] making the extraction, preconcentration, and determination of these compounds in the environment very important [11, 12].
Large Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons are ubiquitous combustion products and belong to more important hydrocarbon molecules.
Hepatic concentrations of total polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (n = 5 birds) were similar to background concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons previously found in yellow-eyed penguins from the South Island of New Zealand, but there were significantly higher concentrations of 1-methylnapthelene and 2-methylnapthelene in the birds found dead in this mortality cluster.
The health services on Friday recalled a smoked-sausage brand after lab tests indicated that the product exceeds the permitted level of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are organic substances that contain two or more benzene rings.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a group of typical chemicals containing two or more aromatic rings, are widely distributed in water [1],soil, sediment [2-5],and air [6].PAHs have been attracting increasing attention, because many are known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic [7, 8], which are serious health threats to organisms.
"The mutation may have offered ancient humans a sweet spot in effectively processing some of these toxins - such as dioxins and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons - compared to other hominins."