Coronene

COR; Hexabenzobenzene; formula: C24H12; CAS Registry Number: 191-07-1
Structure of coronene
Source: PubChem
Identifier: CID 9115
URL: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/9115#section=2D-Structure

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with seven connected six-membered rings

Coronene occurs naturally in coal tar and in the mineral carpathite. Furtherore, it is a product of incomplete combustion.

In the atmosphere, it is adsorbed to particles and enters soils and surface waters through wet and dry deposition.

Coronene is mutagenic. Due to lack of data, carcinogenicity can not be evaluated.

Specimen

  • Common mussel species as invasive animal in rivers and lakes with high information level for water pollution
  • Fine insoluble mineral or organic particles in the water phase
  • One of the most important edible mussel species common in the North and Baltic Sea
  • A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.
  • A major primary producer in semi-natural and anthropogenic affected ecosystems.
  • A deciduous tree typical of ecosystems close to dense conurbations and an indicator for the characterisation of the immission situation during the vegetation period.
  • As the most dominant deciduous tree species in Central Europe, it plays a significant role in most nearly natural and also anthropogenically influenced forest ecosystems up to an altitude of 1100 m.
  • As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).
  • As an organism living at ground level, it is a major driver of the decomposition of organic material (e.g. plant litter).
  • Soil is livelihood and biosphere for humans, animals, plants and soil organisms. All the substances brought in are transported, transformed and/or accumulated in the soil.

Sampling area

Sampling period

1985 - 2019

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