C6H4C2H2C6H4
Anthracene An"thra*cene, n. [Gr. ? coal.] (Chem.) A solid hydrocarbon, {C6H4.C2H2.C6H4}, which accompanies naphthalene in the last stages of the distillation of coal tar. Its chief use is in the artificial production of alizarin. [Written also {anthracin}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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