Phenanthrene



[fuh-nan-threen] /fəˈnæn θrin/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a colorless, shiny, crystalline, water-insoluble isomer of anthracene, C 1 4 H 1 0 , derived from coal tar: used chiefly in dyestuffs and in the synthesis of drugs.
/fɪˈnænθriːn/
noun
1.
a colourless crystalline aromatic compound isomeric with anthracene: used in the manufacture of dyes, drugs, and explosives. Formula: C14H10

phenanthrene phe·nan·threne (fə-nān’thrēn’)
n.
A colorless crystalline hydrocarbon obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in drugs.
phenanthrene
(fə-nān’thrēn’)
A colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in dyes, drugs, and explosives. Phenanthrene is an isomer of anthracene and has three benzene rings fused together but not arranged in a straight line. Chemical formula: C14H10.

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