phenanthridine definition

  • noun:
    • A tricyclic fragrant heterocycle officially derived from phenanthrene by substituting a nitrogen atom for a CH group inside central band
    • A nitrogenous hydrocarbon base, C13H9N, analogous to phenanthrene and quinoline.
    • A crystalline basic compound, , formed by passing the vapor of benzylidene aniline through a red-hot tube. The aqueous solution has a slight blue fluorescence. It melts at 104° C.

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