formula: C10H8; CAS Registry Number: 91-20-3
Source: PubChem
Identfier: CID 931

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with two connected six-membered rings

Naphthalene is a commen PAH. Besides its involuntary production through incomplete combustion it was used as main ingredient for moth balls, although its potential as insecticide was rather small.

Naphthalene is one of 16 PAHs which were included in the list of Priority Pollutants by the U.S. EPA (EPA-list).


  • 1-Hydroxynaphthalene
    oxidized metabolite of naphtalene
  • 2-Hydroxynaphthalene
    oxidized metabolite of naphtalene


  • Student groups with an even number of female and male students at the age of 20 to 29.

Sampling area

Sampling period

1995 - 2019