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Other names benzanthrenone, 1,9-benzanthrone, MS-benzanthrone, mesobenzanthrone, naphtanthrone, 7H-benz(de)anthracene-7-one, 7-oxobenz(de)anthracene
CAS number 82-05-3
SMILES O=C3c1ccccc1c2cccc4c2c3ccc4
Molecular formula C17H10O
Molar mass 230.261
Melting point

170 °C

Solubility in water Insoluble
S-phrases S24 S25 S26 S28A S37 S39 S45
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Benzanthrone (BZA) is an aromatic hydrocarbon derivate used as a dyestuff intermediate for anthraquinone-based dyes. It has the appearance of a light yellow to brown-green powder with melting point of 170 °C. It is insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol. It is a basic substance with fluorescent and luminescent properties. It can be used for photosensitization, and as a charge transport material. It is also used in pyrotechnics industry, mainly as a component of some older formulations of green and yellow colored smokes, often together with Vat Yellow 4; its US military specification is MIL-D-50074D[1].

Its EINECS number is 201-393-3. It is reported to cause itching and burning sensation on exposed skin, together with erythema, dermatitis, and skin pigmentation.[2]

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