Benzo(c)phenanthrene

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Benzo[c]phenanthrene
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Names
IUPAC name
benzo[c]phenanthrene
Other names
3,4-Benzphenanthrene, [4]Helicene
Identifiers
195-19-7 YesY
ChemSpider 8782 YesY
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KEGG C19197 YesY
Properties
C18H12
Molar mass 228.2879
Density 1.19 g/cm3
Boiling point 436.7 °C (818.1 °F; 709.8 K) @760mmHg
Hazards
Flash point 209.1 °C (408.4 °F; 482.2 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Benzo[c]phenanthrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C18H12. It is a white solid that is soluble in nonpolar organic solvents. It is a nonplanar molecule [1] consisting of the fusion of four fused benzene rings. The compound is theoretical interest, but is also environmentally occurring[citation needed] and weakly carcinogenic[citation needed].[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Levy , Melvin S. Newman , M. Szwarc "Methyl Affinities of Non-planar Aromatic Hydrocarbons" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1955, 77 (16), pp 4225–4225 {{DOI: 10.1021/ja01621a015}}
  2. ^ Hirshfeld, F. L.; Sandler, Selina; Schmidt, G. M. J. "The structure of overcrowded aromatic compounds. VI. The crystal structure of benzo[c]phenanthrene and of 1,12-dimethylbenzo[c]phenanthrene" Journal of the Chemical Society 1963, pp. 2108-25. doi:10.1039/JR9630002108