Agent Name

Triptycene

CAS Number

477-75-8

Formula

C20-H14

Major Category

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Synonyms

Tribenzobicyclo(2.2.2)octatriene; Tryptycene; 9,10(1',2')-Benzenoanthracene, 9,10-dihydro-; 9,10-o-Benzeno-9,10-dihydroanthracene; 9,10-o-Benzenoanthracene, 9,10-dihydro- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 9,10-Dihydro-9,10-[1',2']-benzenoanthracene; [Merck Index]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Yellow-beige or grey needles; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Triptycenes are a class of aromatic hydrocarbons. The parent compound triptycene is the Diels-Alder reaction product of anthracene and benzyne. The compound has a paddlewheel configuration with D3h symmetry. Barrelenes are conceptually related compounds." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "9-Methylanthracene" and "Anthracene." See "Triphenylmethane."

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