phenanthrene(redirected from Bardhan-Senguph phenanthrene synthesis)
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A compound isomeric with anthracene, derived from coal tar; a major component of steroids, as cyclopenta[α]phenanthrene. Used as a basis for the synthesis and nomenclature of various dyes and drugs.
phenanthrene/phe·nan·threne/ (fĕ-nan´thrēn) a tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon occurring in coal tar; toxic and carcinogenic.
A colorless aromatic crystalline hydrocarbon, C14H10, obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in dyes, drugs, and explosives.
a colorless, crystalline hydrocarbon used in industry. Has caused photosensitization.