anthracene oil


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anthracene oil

[′an·thrə‚sēn ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A heavy, green oil that is a coal-tar fraction boiling above 270°C; used as a source of anthracene, phenanthrene, and carbazole.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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