anthranol

noun
an·​thra·​nol | \ˈan(t)thrəˌnōl, -äl\
plural -s

Definition of anthranol 

: an unstable brown-yellow alkali-soluble fluorescent solid phenol C14H9OH formed from anthrone by alkaline treatment and changing to anthrone on standing

called also 9-anthrol

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First Known Use of anthranol

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anthranol

International Scientific Vocabulary anthracene + -ol

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