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120-12-7 - Anthracene, 97% - A17261 - Alfa Aesar

A17261 Anthracene, 97%

CAS Number
120-12-7
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
250g 44.81
1000g 143.17
5000g 573.71
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Anthracene, 97%

MDL
MFCD00001240
EINECS
204-371-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
C14H10
Formula Weight
178.23
Melting point
213-216°
Boiling Point
340-342°
Flash Point
121°(249°F)
Density
1.250
Solubility
Soluble in methanol, benzene, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide, carbon tetrachloride and toluene. Slightly soluble in acetone. Insoluble in water.

Applications

Anthracene is used as a source of dyestuffs and involved in the preparation of red dye alizarin. It is an organic semiconductor used as a scintillator for detectors of high energy photons, electrons and alfa particles. It is doped with polyvinyltoluene to prepare plastic scintillator. Further, it is used in the preparation of anthraquinone, wood preservatives, coating materials and pigments. In addition to this, it is used to prepare 1-hydroxyanthracene, 2-hydroxyanthracene and in 9,10-dihydroxyanthracene.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and hypochlorites.

Literature References

Malkondu, S.; Turhan, D.; Kocak, A. Copper(II)-directed static excimer formation of an anthracene-based highly selective fluorescent receptor. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (1), 162-167.

Ma, Z.; Yang, F.; Wang, Z.; Jia, X. Mechanically induced color change based on the chromophores of anthracene and rhodamine 6G. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (2), 393-396.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H400-H410-H317

Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P273-P280-P272-P363-P321-P333+P313-P302+P352-P391-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Collect spillage. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,682
Beilstein
1905429
Hazard Class
9
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2902.90
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
CA9350000

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