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Pyrene and its derivatives are used commercially to make dyes and dye precursors, for example pyranine and naphthalene-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic acid. It is used as a probe to determine solvent environments and fluorescence spectroscopy.
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Hans-Joachim Galla; Erich Sackmann. Lateral diffusion in the hydrophobic region of membranes: use of pyrene excimers as optical probes.Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes.1974, 339 103-115.
Hazard Statements: H303
May be harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statements: P312a