A complex hydrocarbon, C14H10, found in coal tar, and obtained as a white crystalline substance with a bluish fluorescence.
Phenanthrene is a crystalline polycyclic hydrocarbon isomeric to Anthracene. It is distilled from coal tar and is found in some coal tar oils which are used for example as wood preservatives and as carbon black feedstocks.
CAS Number: 85-01-8. A crystalline, aromatic hydrocarbon of coal tar. Chemical formula = C14H10. Molecular weight = 178.22 g/mol.
An aromatic hydrocarbon with two benzene rings that is a significant component of crude oil.
Phenanthrene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon composed of three fused benzene rings--as the above formula shows. The name Phenanthrene is a composite of phenyl and anthracene. It provides the framework for the Steroids.