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Acenaphthylene

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Related compounds  acenaphthene
Density  899 kg/m³
Formula  C12H8
Appearance  Yellow crystals
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Acenaphthylene meaning


Acenaphthylene is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. The molecule resembles naphthalene with positions 1 and 8 connected by a C2H2 unit. It is a yellow solid. Unlike many polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, it has no fluorescence.

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Occurrence

Acenaphthylene occurs as about 2% of coal tar. It is produced industrially by dehydrogenation of acenaphthene. More than 20% of the carbon in the universe may be associated with PAHs.

Reactions

Hydrogenation gives the more saturated compound acenaphthene.

It functions as a ligand for some organometallic compounds.

References

Acenaphthylene Wikipedia


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