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  • n. A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of two molecules of naphthalene fused together; it is used in light-emitting diodes.


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  • Bruce MacEvoy suggests combining them with perylene maroon to tone them down a bit.

    Lightfastness and Alizarin Crimson

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Under the scanning electron microscope (SEM), palladium octaethyl-porphyrin nano-lamellae and nanowires grow on a perylene nanowire which has been sputtered with silver particles. - latest science and technology news stories

  • One of the first molecules studied by Temirov and co-workers was the perylene tetracarboxylic dianhydride compound. - latest science and technology news stories

  • It's a fairly simple palette; the colors seem to be cadmium red, perylene maroon, permanent alizarin, dioxazine violet, ultramarine blue, phthalocyanine green, and quinacridone gold.

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  • They’re sometimes called “permanent alizarin” or “alizarin hue” and they tend to come from the quinacridone, pyrrole, or perylene families, and include such names as PR 202, PR 176, PR 206, PR 264 and PV 19.

    Archive 2010-04-01


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