anthracin
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]

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  • Anthracīn — (Paranaphtalin), C10H12, aus dem Steinkohlentheer durch fractionirte Destillation u. Abkühlung u. Digestion des sich ausscheidenden Gemenges von A. u. Naphthalin mit Alkohol, in welchem das A. unlöslich ist, dargestellt; es ist dem Raphthalin… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • anthracin — a synonym of anthracene …   Useful english dictionary

  • anthracin — SYN: anthracene (1) …   Medical dictionary

  • 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}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anthracene — 1. A hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; it oxidizes to anthraquinone, which is converted to alizarin dyes. SYN: anthracin. 2. A compound containing a. (1) as a part of its structure. [G. anthrax, coal] * * * an·thra·cene an(t) thrə .sēn n a… …   Medical dictionary

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