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Not to be confused with fluorone, fluorene, or fluorine.
Skeletal formula
Ball-and-stick model
CAS number 486-25-9 YesY
PubChem 10241
ChemSpider 9824 YesY
KEGG C06712 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:17922 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Molecular formula C13H8O
Molar mass 180.20 g mol−1
Appearance Yellow solid flakes,
chips, or crystalline powder
Density 1.13 g/cm3
Melting point 83.5 °C (182.3 °F; 356.6 K)
Boiling point 342 °C (648 °F; 615 K)
Solubility in water Insoluble
Refractive index (nD) 1.6309
MSDS External MSDS
Main hazards Irritant
NFPA 704
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g., canola oil Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 163 °C (325 °F; 436 K)
Autoignition temperature 608 °C (1,126 °F)
Related compounds
Related compounds Fluorene
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Fluorenone is an aromatic organic compound with the chemical formula C13H8O. It is used to make antimalaria drugs.

It can be produced from fluorene via oxidation (by common oxidizers or even atmospheric oxygen).

Synthesis of fluorenone by oxidation of fluorene

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