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1-Chloro-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of organic compounds known as anthracenes. It is a synthetic compound that is primarily used in the field of organic chemistry and material science.


Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

The synthesis of 1-Chloro-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene involves the reaction of 9,10-dichloroanthracene with phenylacetylene in the presence of a palladium catalyst. This reaction is an example of a Sonogashira coupling, a type of cross-coupling reaction commonly used in organic chemistry to form carbon-carbon bonds.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Due to its strong fluorescence, 1-Chloro-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene is often used as a fluorescent dye in various applications, including optical microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, and bioimaging. It is also used in the synthesis of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and other optoelectronic devices.


Safety and Precautions[edit | edit source]

As with many chemical compounds, handling 1-Chloro-9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene requires caution. It should be used only in a well-ventilated area and with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and eye protection. In case of exposure, seek immediate medical attention.

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