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- Molecular formula: C13H10
- Molar mass: 166.219
- CAS Registry Number: Not available
- Appearance: Fluorene, 98+%; Fluorene, 98+%; white crystals
- Melting point: 115 to 116 °C
- Boiling point: 295 °C
- Solubility: Water, 1.89 mg/L (25 deg C)
- Safety sheet: Not available
- Spectra: ChemSpider (IR), NMRShiftDB 13C NMR, Massbank MS (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), also check on SDBS. Add Spectra (Help).
Fluorene, or 9H-fluorene, is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. It forms white crystals that exhibit a characteristic, aromatic odor similar to that of naphthalene. It is combustible. It has a violet fluorescence, hence its name. For commercial purposes it is obtained from coal tar. It is insoluble in water and soluble in benzene and ether.
9H-Fluorene (IUPAC Name); Fluorene
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