Definition of Phenanthrene

1. n. A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10, found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence.



Definition of Phenanthrene

1. Noun. (organic compound) A tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals and explosives; it is isomeric with anthracene. ¹

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Definition of Phenanthrene

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Medical Definition of Phenanthrene

1. A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10, found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence. Origin: Phenyl + antracene. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenanthrene

phenacyl
phenacyl bromide
phenadoxone
phenaglycodol
phenakism
phenakisms
phenakistiscope
phenakistiscopes
phenakistoscope
phenakistoscopes
phenakite
phenakites
phenalene
phenalenes
phenampromide
phenanthrene (current term)
phenanthrene nucleus
phenanthrenemethanol
phenanthrenequinone
phenanthrenequinones
phenanthrenes
phenanthridine
phenanthridines
phenanthroindolizidine
phenanthrol
phenanthroline
phenanthrolines
phenanthryl
phenaridine
phenarsazinine

Literary usage of Phenanthrene

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1880)
"The process is simple, but the yield is small, the greater part of- the phenanthrene remaining unattacked. To prepare the /3-acid, three parts of ..."

2. A Text-book of Organic Chemistry by Arnold Frederik Holleman (1920)
"386] phenanthrene. anthraquinone derivatives with hydroxyl-groups and amino-groups, ... phenanthrene is isomeric with anthracene, and is present with ..."

3. Organic Chemistry by William Henry Perkin, Frederic Stanley Kipping (1895)
"340); it is therefore diphenyl- tL'carboxylic acid, COOH-C6H4-C6H4-COOH, and its formation from phenanthrene shows that the latter is also a derivative of ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of the Compounds of Carbon, Or, Organic Chemistry by Ira Remsen, William Ridgely Orndorff (1922)
"CHAPTER XX ANTHRACENE AND phenanthrene AND SOME OF THEIR DERIVATIVES Anthracene (Gr. ... together with its isomer, phenanthrene, and other hydrocarbons and ..."

5. The Electronic Conception of Valence and the Constitution of Benzene by Harry Shipley Fry (1921)
"Does a similar relationship exist between the oscillation frequencies of the fluorescence bands of phenanthrene and a series of whole numbers of ..."

6. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Karl Schorlemmer (1892)
"phenanthrene is also formed in a similar manner from a mixture of ethylene and diphenyl vapour,6 and also by acting on ..."

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