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Title: 9,10-Bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene
CAS Registry Number: 10075-85-1
Additional Names: BPEA
Molecular Formula: C30H18
Molecular Weight: 378.46
Percent Composition: C 95.21%, H 4.79%
Literature References: Fluorescent dye. Prepn: W. Ried et al., Ber. 94, 1051 (1961). Scintillation and fluorescence properties: A. Heller, G. Rio, Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 1963, 1707. Absorption and emission properties: D. R. Maulding, B. G. Roberts, J. Org. Chem. 34, 1734 (1969). 1H NMR and 13C NMR of dianion: M. Hirayama et al., Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 61, 1501 (1988). Photophysics and electronic spectroscopy: M. Levitus, M. A. Garcia-Garibay, J. Phys. Chem. A 104, 8632 (2000).
Properties: Orange needles from benzene + petroleum ether, mp 249-250°. Absorption max (benzene): 439, 455 nm (log e 4.50, 4.52).
Melting point: mp 249-250°
Absorption maximum: Absorption max (benzene): 439, 455 nm (log e 4.50, 4.52)
Use: Bright yellow-green fluorescer in chemiluminescent formulations including Cyalume (Omniglow) light sticks.

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