thianthrene

noun thi·an·threne \thīˈanˌthrēn\

Definition of thianthrene

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  1. :  a crystalline heterocyclic parent compound C12H8S2 that is regarded as anthracene in which the two middle methylidyne groups are replaced by sulfur atoms and that is made by the action of sulfur chloride on benzene in the presence of aluminum chloride and in other ways

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Origin and Etymology of thianthrene

International Scientific Vocabulary thi- + -anthrene


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