|Molecular formula||C 26 H 18|
slightly yellowish powder
|External identifiers / databases|
|Molar mass||330.42 g mol −1|
1.22 g cm −3
|As far as possible and customary, SI units are used. Unless otherwise noted, the data given apply to standard conditions .|
9,10-Diphenylanthracene , also known as DPA , is a slightly yellow-colored polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon which is used as a fluorescent substance in fluorescent sticks. As a result of chemiluminescence, it emits blue light in this case.
The chlorinated hydrocarbon formed therefrom, 2-chloro-9,10-diphenylanthracene , also serves as a phosphor in blue-green fluorescent sticks.
- data sheet 9,10-Diphenylanthracene, analytical standard, for environmental analysis at Sigma-Aldrich , accessed on November 8, 2016 ( PDF ).
- JM Adams, S. Ramdas: The Crystal Structure of Solution-Grown 9,10-Diphenylanthracene. A Combined Computational and X-Ray Study . In: Acta Crystallographica Section B . 35, No. 3, 1979, pp. 679-683.