[an-thruh-kwuh-nohn, -kwee-nohn, -kwin-ohn]
a yellow, water-insoluble, crystalline powder, C14H8O2, usually derived from anthracene or phthalic anhydride: used chiefly in the manufacture of anthraquinone dyes.
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The quinone with which we are at present concerned is anthraquinone.
Various synthetic processes have been used for the preparation of anthraquinone.
Anthraquinone crystallizes in yellow needles or prisms, which melt at 277 C.
The anthraquinone thus produced is washed and dissolved at a moderate heat in sulphuric acid.
One of them was prepared from anthraquinone selenocyanide, by the action of ammonia under pressure.
British Dictionary definitions for anthraquinone
a yellow crystalline solid used in the manufacture of dyes, esp anthraquinone dyes, which have excellent colour properties. Formula: C 6 H 4 (CO) 2 C 6 H 4
Word Origin for anthraquinone
C19: anthra (cene) + quinone
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A yellow crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes. Chemical formula: C14H8O2.
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