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Title: Triphenylcarbinol
CAS Registry Number: 76-84-6
CAS Name: Triphenylmethanol
Additional Names: tritanol
Molecular Formula: C19H16O
Molecular Weight: 260.33
Percent Composition: C 87.66%, H 6.19%, O 6.15%
Line Formula: (C6H5)3COH
Literature References: Prepd by the action of phenylmagnesium bromide on benzophenone: Acree, Ber. 37, 2755 (1904); Peters et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 47, 452 (1925); Dubsky, Jacot-Guillarmod, Helv. Chim. Acta 53, 1965 (1970); by the action of potassium permanganate on triphenylfluoro- or triphenylchloromethane: Blicke, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 46, 1518 (1924). Convenient lab prepn from methyl benzoate and phenylmagnesium bromide: L. F. Fieser, Experiments in Organic Chemistry (Boston, 3rd ed., 1955) p 77.
Properties: Trigonal crystals from benzene; d40 1.199; mp 164.2°. Distills between 360 and 380° without decompn. Absorption spectrum in alc: Orndorff et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 49, 1543 (1927). Insol in water, petr ether. Easily sol in alc, ether, benzene. Sol in concd H2SO4 with an intensely yellow color, in glacial acetic acid without color.
Melting point: mp 164.2°
Density: d40 1.199

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