Environmental Chemistry Letters

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 439–475 | Cite as

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon derivatives in airborne particulate matter: sources, analysis and toxicity

  • Imane Abbas
  • Ghidaa Badran
  • Anthony Verdin
  • Frédéric Ledoux
  • Mohamed Roumié
  • Dominique Courcot
  • Guillaume Garçon


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are worldwide pollutants produced mainly during incomplete combustion and pyrolysis of organic substances. PAH derivatives are components with hydrogen on the aromatic ring substituted by carbonyl-, nitro- and hydroxyl-functional groups (N-PAH, O-PAH or OH-PAH), or a group of heterocyclic PAHs containing one sulfur atom in place of a carbon atom in the aromatic ring. PAHs and their derivatives can be either introduced in the atmosphere directly in this form as primary pollutants, or formed by homogenous and heterogeneous oxidation reactions. During the last decades, interest on studying PAH derivatives has increased because derivatives may be more harmful than parent compounds. PAH derivatives have been detected in the atmospheric particulate matter in numerous cities worldwide. PAH derivatives enter living organisms by inhalation, oral ingestion and dermal contact. In vivo and in vitro experiments together with epidemiological studies have shown the toxic effects of PAH derivatives, notably for compounds present in airborne and diesel exhaust particles. Here we review the sources, the mechanisms of formation, the physicochemical properties, the analytical methods, and the toxicological effects of PAHs and their derivatives in airborne particulate matter.


N-PAHs O-PAHs OH-PAHs PASHs Particulate matter Toxicity 



Aryl hydrocarbon receptor


Accelerated/pressurized solvent extraction




Chemiluminescence detector


Combustion-related PAHs


Diesel particulate matter


Electron capture detector


Gas chromatography–electron impact/mass spectrometry


Gas chromatography


Heptafluorobutyric anhydride


High-performance liquid chromatography


Liquid chromatography–atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry


Loss of heterozygosity


Microwave-assisted extraction






Mass spectrometry


Nitrated PAHs


Nuclear abnormalities


Nitrogen chemiluminescence detector


Ion chemical ionization mass spectrometry


Negative ion chemical ionization


Nitrogen and phosphorus selective detector


Oxygenated PAHs




Hydroxylated PAHs


Sulfur heterocycles PAHs


Pressurized fluid extraction


Particulate matter


Quick easy cheap effective rugged and safe


Solvent extraction


Supercritical fluid extraction


Selective ion monitoring


Thermionic ionization detector


Total PAHs


Total suspended particles


Ultrasonic extraction


United States Environmental Protection Agency


Xenobiotic-metabolizing enzyme


Xenobiotic element response



This work was supported by the National Council of Scientific Research in Lebanon, especially the Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission. The “Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant” (UCEIV-EA4492) and the “IMPacts de l’Environnement Chimique sur la Santé Humaine” (IMPECS-EA4483) both participate in the CLIMIBIO project, which is financially supported by the Hauts-de-France Region Council, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and the European Regional Development Funds.”


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  1. 1.Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission – NCSRBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Interactions sur le Vivant, EA4492-UCEIVUniv. Littoral Côte d’OpaleDunkirkFrance
  3. 3.CHU Lille, Institut Pasteur de Lille, EA4483-IMPacts de l’Environnement Chimique sur la Santé Humaine (IMPECS)Univ. LilleLilleFrance

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