Subject: Why is benzene carcinogenic and toluene not?
Date: Thu Sep 28 15:45:04 2000
Posted by Justin
Grade level: undergrad
School: No school entered.
City: Knoxville State/Province: TN
Area of science: Biochemistry
I have been wondering why benzene is carcinogenic and other aromatic
compounds are not. Toluene, for example, differs from benzene by only a
methyl group. What is it about benzene's chemical structure that makes it
such a potent carcinogen.
Re: Why is benzene carcinogenic and toluene not?
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