Hydrocarbons Containing Three Linearly Annellated Benzene Rings


In 1832, Dumas and Laurent found in the high-boiling fractions of coal-tar a hydrocarbon which they called “paranaphthalene”. Laurent then investigated this hydrocarbon more closely and called it anthracene. Anthracene was re-investigated more thoroughly by Fritsche in 1857; he considered it to be a mixture of two compounds, “photene” and “photene”.


Glacial Acetic Acid Aluminium Chloride Maleic Anhydride Copper Powder Chromic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Clar
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  1. 1.University of GlasgowScotland

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