Correlation between the carcinogenicity of organic substances and their spectral characteristics

Experientia. 1978 Oct 15;34(10):1342-3. doi: 10.1007/BF01981460.

Abstract

A correlation between the carcinogenicity of organic substances and their UV-absorption characteristics has been established. It is found that chemical carcinogens have absorption maxima in the wavelength region of 206--248 nm. On the basis of revealed correlation, a mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis is proposed.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinogens*
  • DNA, Neoplasm
  • Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Spectrophotometry, Ultraviolet
  • Structure-Activity Relationship

Substances

  • Carcinogens
  • DNA, Neoplasm