Xanthene

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Description

A yellow, crystalline material that is used as a Fungicide. It is the central structure of the Fluorescein, Eosin, and rhodamine dyes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

tricyclic diphenylenemethane oxide, tricyclic dibenzopyran

Other Properties

Soluble in ether and slightly soluble in ethanol or water.

Composition CH2(C6H4)2O
Melting Point 100.5
Boiling Point 315

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.G. Hawley, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 6th ed., 1961