Title: Anthrone
CAS Registry Number: 90-44-8
CAS Name: 9(10H)-Anthracenone
Additional Names: 9,10-dihydro-9-oxoanthracene
Trademarks: Carbothrone
Molecular Formula: C14H10O
Molecular Weight: 194.23
Percent Composition: C 86.57%, H 5.19%, O 8.24%
Literature References: Prepn from anthraquinone by reduction with tin, glacial acetic and hydrochloric acid: Org. Synth. coll. vol. I, 60 (1941). By cyclization of o-benzylbenzoic acid with liquid HF: Fieser, Hershberg, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 61, 1278 (1939).
Properties: Orthorhombic needles from benzene + petr ether, mp 155°. Absorption spectrum: Martin, Ann. Combustibles Liq. 12, 967 (1937). Sol in most organic solvents without fluorescence. Any fluorescence present is due to anthranol. Tendency to change to anthraquinone. Equilibrium in abs alc: 89% anthrone; 11% anthranol.
Melting point: mp 155°
Derivative Type: Addition compound with 4 mols desoxycholic acid
Molecular Formula: C110H170O17
Molecular Weight: 1764.52
Percent Composition: C 74.87%, H 9.71%, O 15.41%
Properties: mp 179°.
Melting point: mp 179°
Use: In organic syntheses; in the colorimetric determination of sugar and animal starch in body fluids.
Antimony Chloride Oxide Antimony Dichlorotrifluoride Antimony Pentachloride Antimony Pentafluoride Antimony Pentasulfide

Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
CAS number 90-44-8 YesY
PubChem 7018
ChemSpider 6751 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:33835 YesY
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Molecular formula C14H10O
Molar mass 194.23 g mol−1
Appearance White to light yellow needles
Density Solid
Melting point 155 - 158 °C
Boiling point 721 °C
Solubility in water Insoluble
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Anthrone is a tricyclic aromatic ketone. It is used for a popular cellulose assay and in the colorometric determination of carbohydrates.[1]