phenanthroline definition

  • noun:
    • A tricyclic heterocyclic ingredient having two pyridine rings fused with a benzene band; some of its derivatives
    • Either of two metameric nitrogenous hydrocarbon basics, C12H8N2, analogous to phenanthridine, but more very nitrogenized.
    • A crystalline base, C12H8N2 + 2H2O, produced by heating together metaphenylenediamine, metadinitrobenzene, glycerol, and sulphuric acid.

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