|anthraquinone (ān'thrə-kwĭ-nōn', -kwĭn'ōn') Pronunciation Key
A yellow crystalline powder that is insoluble in water and used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes. Chemical formula: C14H8O2.
the most important quinone derivative of anthracene and the parent substance of a large class of dyes and pigments. It is prepared commercially by oxidation of anthracene or condensation of benzene and phthalic anhydride, followed by dehydration of the condensation product
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