Anthracene oil

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A coat-tar fraction collected from the distillation range of 279-360C. Anthracene oil is purified to obtained anthracene. It is also used directly as a pesticide and as a wood preservative.

Hazards and Safety

Combustible. Carcinogenic.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976