chrysene definition

  • noun:
    • A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, 1,2-benzphenanthrene, containing four fused benzene rings.
    • among the higher aromatic hydrocarbons of coal-tar, allied to naphthalene and anthracene. It's a white crystalline compound, C18H12, of powerful blue fluorescence, but generally speaking colored yellow by impurities.
    • A hydrocarbon (C18H12) within coaltar.
    • A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, 1,2-benzphenanthrene, containing four fused benzene bands.
    • among the greater fragrant hydrocarbons of coal-tar, allied to naphthalene and anthracene. It's a white crystalline substance, C18H12, of powerful blue fluorescence, but usually colored yellow by impurities.
    • A hydrocarbon (C18H12) found in coaltar.

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