Anthraquinone meaning

ănthrə-kwĭ-nōn, -kwĭnōn
A yellow crystalline derivative of anthracene, C14 H8 O2 , that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
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A yellow crystalline ketone, C6H4(CO)2C6H4, produced from anthracene by oxidation or the reaction of phthalic anhydride with benzene: it is used in the manufacture of certain dyes and dye intermediates.
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A yellow crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes. Chemical formula: C14H8O2.
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(organic chemistry) A tricyclic quinone, derived from anthracene.
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(organic chemistry) Any derivative of this parent compound, mostly natural pigments or synthetic dyes.
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Origin of anthraquinone

  • anthra(cene) quinone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • anthra- +‎ quinone

    From Wiktionary