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Influence of Hexane Solubles in Tobacco on a Polycyclic Fraction of Cigarette Smoke

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Science  28 Nov 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3335, pp. 1344-1345
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3335.1344-a

Abstract

No variation in total amounts of those polycyclic hydrocarbons with ultraviolet absorption maxima at 385 mµ was found in the smoke from cigarettes containing varying amounts of hexane solubles. Addition of Cl4-labeled tobacco paraffins to cigarettes showed that tobacco paraffins are unimportant as precursors of polycyclic hydrocarbons in smoke.