Acenaphthene

Found in petroleum residues. It is used as a dye intermediate, in manufacturing plastics, and as an insecticide and fungicide. It is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon consisting of naphthalene with an ethylene bridge connecting positions 1 and 8.


Symbol
C12H10

Also known as
1,8-Ethylenenaphthalene, peri-Ethylenenaphthalene, Naphthyleneethylene

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 154.21 gmol-1Clip
Density 1024 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 366 to 368 KClip
Boiling Point 552 KClip
Flash Point 408 KClip
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Subjects: Chemistry