|Benzarone||Benzathine||Benzbromarone||Benzenearsonic Acid||Benzeneboronic Acid|
|Jmol-3D images||Image 1|
|Molar mass||230.26 g mol−1|
|Melting point||170 °C|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
|S-phrases||S24 S25 S26 S28A S37 S39 S45|
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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.
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.