polynuclear hydrocarbon

polynuclear hydrocarbon

[¦päl·ə′nü·klē·ər ′hī·drə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
Hydrocarbon molecule with two or more closed rings; examples are naphthalene, C10H8, with two benzene rings side by side, or diphenyl, (C6H5)2, with two bond-connected benzene rings. Also known as polycyclic hydrocarbon.
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Polynuclear hydrocarbon carcinogens in cooked meat and smoked foods.
The analytical testing will target the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), diesel range organics (DRO), and polynuclear hydrocarbons (PAHs).
It details new strategies for the formation of aromatic and polynuclear hydrocarbons, reflecting a modern approach to organic synthesis based on (Z)-hex-3-en-1,5-diyne and (Z)-hepta-1,2,4-trine-6-yne blocks.
The polynuclear hydrocarbons (PNHs), polychlorinated hydrocarbons (PCHs) and other related compounds are slowly degrading pollutants in the aquatic environment and are hence easily biomagnified.