Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless crystalline hydrocarbon, C14H10, obtained by fractional distillation of coal-tar oils and used in dyes, drugs, and explosives.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tricyclic aromatic hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar; used in the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals and explosives; it is isomeric with anthracene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10, found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline hydrocar- bon, , found in coal-tar, and formed when various hydrocarbons are passed through red-hot tubes. Its solutions have a slight blue fluorescence. It melts at 99° C., but sublimes at a lower temperature.

Etymologies

phen(o)- + anthr(ac)ene.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From phen(o)- +‎ anthr(ac)ene. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To better understand the risks, Hecht's team conducted what they called a "unique" analysis, by labeling and tracking a single PAH — phenanthrene — through the bodies of 12 volunteer smokers.

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  • The CVD process used phenanthrene gas to etch the tiny 8.8 micrometer USS Enterprise.

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  • The propose the work as proof-of-concept, but use a very artificial data set of only 12 crystal structures benzene and eleven polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, like naphtalene, anthracene, phenanthrene, triphenylene, pyrene, perylene, and coronene.

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  • By breaking down the oestriol molecule stage by stage Butenandt proved that both œstrogenic hormones contained a phenanthrene core.

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  • At the same time he was able to obtain the same dimethyl phenanthrene from etiobilianic acid, a transformation product of cholic acid.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939 - Presentation Speech

  • The toxic chemicals subject to reporting requirements included anthracene, cobalt compounds, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, formaldehyde, lead compounds, methanol, nickel compounds, phenanthrene, and vanadium.

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  • Wormwood is also known as, is related to, or contains absinthe, succinic acid, Thujenol, or phenanthrene.

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  • The same report also indicated that laboratory tests have shown the site is contaminated with fluoranthene, phenanthrene, benzo (a) pyrene, and several metals including arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, silver and mercury all at levels that exceeded residential clean-up, direct contact or drinking water protection criteria.

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  • I.A.; Naumov, A.V.; Boronin, A.M.: Purification and characterization of a salicylate hydroxylase involved in 1-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid hydroxylation from the naphtha - lene and phenanthrene-degrading bacterial strain Pseudomonas putida BS202-P1.

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