Definition of Acridine
1. Noun. (uncountable organic compound) A tricyclic aromatic heterocycle, ''dibenzopyridine'', obtained from coal tar; it is used in the manufacture of dyes and drugs ¹
2. Noun. (countable organic chemistry) Any of many derivatives of this compound ¹
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Definition of Acridine
1. a chemical compound [n -S]
Medical Definition of Acridine
1. 10-azaanthracene;a dye, dye intermediate, and antiseptic precursor (9-aminoacridine, acriflavine, proflavine hemisulfate derived from coal tar and irritating to skin and mucous membranes. Synonym: dibenzopyridine. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Acridine
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"acridine itself may be obtained in good yield by heating ... A closely-related synthesis of acridine derivatives is that of F. Ullmann and E. Naef (Ber. ..."
2. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1912)
"N. acridine has been prepared synthetically by heating concentrated formic ... acridine is contained in coal tar, and may be extracted from the fraction ..."
3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1892)
"X: ff Phenanthridine is isomerie with acridine, bearing the same relation to phenanthrene that acridine bears to anthracene ..."
4. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen, Wm. A. Davis (1912)
"Phenanthrene. acridine. Phenanthridine. acridine. ... acridine is contained in coal tar, and may be extracted from the fraction boiling between 300° and ..."
5. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by August Bernthsen (1891)
"acridine. It consequently appears as an anthracene in which the middle group CH is replaced by N. acridine is a tertiary base. ..."
6. The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry by Society of Chemical Industry (1884)
"An examination and analysis of the substance showed that it was acridine picrate By rapid crystallisation from alcohol acridine picrate forms microscopic ..."
7. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"acridine, though colourless, shows absorption bands in the ultraviolet. ... The processes for preparing amino- derivatives of acridine on a technical scale ..."
8. Coal-tar and Ammonia by Georg Lunge (1887)
"acridine crystallizes in orthorhombic prisms, colourless if very small, ... (This property of acridine is sometimes very inconvenient to the workmen in ..."